Coinciding with the anniversary President John F Kennedy's visit to Ireland, the Little Museum of Dublin recently opened an exhibition 'Your Huddled Masses: The Irish in America' showcasing the history of Irish-American immigration and the strong relationship between Ireland and America from its earliest days to now.
Located at 15 St Stephen's Green, the Little Museum of Dublin is a non-profit people's museum of the Irish capital and has been lauded as "Dublin's best museum experience" by the Irish Times.
The title of the exhibition is from a famous poem by Emma Lazarus inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty: "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!
YOUR HUDDLED MASSES shows us the emigrant's search for a better life, the life they left behind and what life they had when they arrived. Through film, photography, illustrations and sound, they portray the relationshop between Ireland and the United States.
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