The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries



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The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp cries
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With silent lips. 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- tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Migration and equality are intertwined at the heart of the US’s story of itself. As the vast migration to America continued, this story goes,
the equality offered by America grew. So it was that the US Declaration of Independence could declare only that all men are created equal”,
but a century and a half later, women too would be granted the vote. So it was that the US
Constitution could openly tolerate slavery, but within one century slavery would be outlawed and within a second some of slavery’s most toxic residues would be partially mitigated by the famed civil rights movement of the s, the decade before my birth.
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