Community of Goodness
Community of Goodness
Honoring the Refugee with Troubadour Larry Long and Storyteller Tom Thibodeau

“The New Colossus” is a sonnet by American poet Empoema Lazarus. She wrote the poem in 1883 to raise money for the construction of a pedestal for the Statue of Liberty. In 1903, the poem was cast onto a bronze plaque and mounted inside the pedestal’s lower level.  At the close of her sonnet it reads, “”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-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Featured songs: American Hymn |  Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 1981 | BMI;  All The Way To Paradise | Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 2000 | BMI