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Products for grant GI-264528-19

From Sitting Room to Soapbox: Emma Lazarus and Union Square, 1860s-1930s
Melanie Meyers, American Jewish Historical Society

Grant details:

"Emma's Sitting Room" (Exhibition)
Title: "Emma's Sitting Room"
Curator: Annie Polland
Abstract: Opening Winter 2019, this exhibit situates the genesis of the New Colossus poem in a brownstone sitting room, where the author, Emma Lazarus, immersed herself in the debates and literature of the day. Read and discuss Emma’s words and immerse yourself in the issues of the time.
Year: 2019
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: This website brings together multiple grant funded projects under the umbrella of the "Emma Lazarus Project." The project is comprised of the NEH funded exhibition, and a separately funded curriculum and poetry contest. These three projects are designed as stand alone experiences that when combined deepen the public and students engagement with the humanities across disciplines.
Secondary URL:
Secondary URL Description: The general AJHS website, which is home to advertising programming, tours and school visits to the exhibit, as well as walking tours.