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this day in the yesteryear: The Statue of Liberty’s Cornerstone Is Laid (1884)


The Statue of Liberty’s Cornerstone Is Laid (1884)

The Statue of Liberty—officially “Liberty Enlightening the World”—is located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. It was a gift to the US from France to commemorate France’s alliance with the colonies during the American Revolution. Though it is now an iconic landmark, many forget that “Lady Liberty” also served as a functioning lighthouse from 1886 to 1902. Designed by French sculptor F.A. Bartholdi, the statue depicts Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom. Who served as Bartholdi’s model? More… Discuss

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Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor by Irving Berlin


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Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor by Irving Berlin

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor

Words by Emma Lazarus
Music by Barbara Klaskin Silberg ©2000

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National Geographic: What “Lady Liberty” and Ellis Island Mean Today



Ellis Island, the U.S. gateway to immigration from distant lands, recently reopened to visitors, following significant damage from Hurricane Sandy. A visit there today, and to the nearby Statue of Liberty, can be emotional, even for those born in the U.S.

 

This Day in History: Statue of Liberty Is Dedicated (1886)


Statue of Liberty Is Dedicated (1886)

The Statue of Liberty, originally known as Liberty Enlightening the World, was proposed by French historian Édouard Laboulaye in 1865 to commemorate the alliance of France with the American colonies during the American Revolution. Designed by French sculptor F. A. Bartholdi, the statue is 152 ft (46 m) high and is possibly the tallest metal statue ever made. It was shipped to New York in 1885, assembled, and dedicated in 1886. What New York tradition originated during the dedication? More… Discuss