Episode 63

Mother of Exiles


December 13th, 2019

39 mins 46 secs

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About this Episode

FAQ takes a field trip to Emma Lazarus' Sitting Room at the American Jewish Historical Society to talk with Executive Director Annie Polland about the poet's life and her legacy. It's a story about intergenerational identity and how a rich woman found herself identifying with "wretched refuse" that's disturbingly resonant today.