A Woman to Know: Annie Moore

Annie Moore came to America bearing little more than her dreams; she stayed to help build a country enriched by diversity. — Ellis Island guidebook

(image via Wikimedia Commons)


Annie arrived in New York in 1892, on a crowded boat coming from Ireland.

The ship anchored, the bridge lowered and a longshoreman yelled, "Ladies first!"

And that is how 18-year-old Annie Moore, with her two young brothers in tow, stepped foot in America, becoming the first immigrant to pass inspection at Ellis Island.

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