Saturday, March 18, 2023
Her name is on a pub, a boat and an AI platform. But what happened to the Irish teen who arrived at Ellis Island in 1892?
Statue of Annie Moore and her brothers in Ireland. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
An interesting clo9sing story to St. Patrick's Day from CNN;
Annie Moore was the first immigrant who walked through the doors when Ellis Island opened more than 130 years ago. These days, there are statues of her in Ireland and at the historic US site. Her name is on a pub in New York City, a National Park Service boat and even an AI platform that aims to help match refugees with communities where they can resettle.
CNN reports on the story of Annie Moore, her descendants, and a play about her life. It is a rich and fun story.