Entries by Adam Strom

The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor […]

Family Engagement is More than Having a Multicultural Potluck

This blog is reposted courtesy of our friends at Confianza. By Sarah Said We know we all look forward to our spring Multicultural festival where our students come in with trays of their family’s tamales, samosas, and a variety of delicacies that we typically do not make ourselves at home. We have our multicultural cutouts […]

19th Century Irish Immigrants’ Letters

In the first decades of the 19th-century Irish emigrants, many of them Catholic, ventured out to escape poverty and exploitation at home in search of a better life. Large numbers of them found their way to North America, primarily cities on the East Coast including Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. The number of Irish immigrants […]

The Roots of Irish American Political Power in Boston

This three and a half minute film from the History channel can serve as an introduction to the Irish American path from persecution and prejudice to political power and civic influence in late 19th century Boston. This History channel essay provides additional context about Irish immigration in Boston and can be used as part of […]