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Jewish Women on the Map - Grave Marker for Emma Lazarus, Cypress Hill Cemetery

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Grave Marker for Emma Lazarus, Cypress Hill Cemetery
833 Jamaica Ave
11208 Brooklyn, NY
United States

Emma Lazarus (1849 – 1887) was a celebrated American poet.. She is best known today for her poem, “The New Colossus,” which was written in 1883 as part of the effort to raise money for a pedestal to the Statue of Liberty. It is now engraved on a plaque in the Statue of Liberty.

Learn more about Emma Lazarus in JWA's Women of Valor exhibit.

Photo courtesy of the New York Historical Society.

Type: 
Official marker (memorial, statue, gravestone, plaque, etc.)
Rights: 
JWA use only on jwa.org

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Grave Marker for Emma Lazarus, Cypress Hill Cemetery." (Viewed on April 18, 2014) <http://jwa.org/onthemap/grave-marker-for-emma-lazarus-cypress-hill-cemetary>.