LIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES: Emma Lazarus' Red Manuscript

LIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES: Emma Lazarus' Red Manuscript

A New Interactive Zoom Series from AJHS!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 1:00 pm

Free with RSVP

Emma Lazarus handwrote her work here in the mid-1880s, and while we typically turn to page 1 to study “The New Colossus,” this time we’ll turn to page 2 to study “Progress & Poverty.” Initially published in the New York Times, Lazarus wrote the poem after reading labor activist and journalist Henry George’s 526-page economic analysis, Progress & Poverty. Join Executive Director, Dr. Annie Polland and AJHS Director of Collections and Engagement, Melanie Meyers for a live show that draws on the perspectives of Professor Schor, historian Ed O’Donnell, author of Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age,  and others, as you discover more facets to Lazarus’s work.