Born this day in 1849 Emma Lazarus, poet. Lazarus is best known for her poem "The New Colossus", that is engraved at the foot of the Statue of Liberty.
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
-- Emma Lazarus, "The New Colossus"
These words echo the story of who is, America. May we never forget.