Fourth of July Ad Campaign Salutes “Immigrants: The Pride of America"

Immigrants: The Pride of America,” a full page advertisement in the July 2 edition of the New York Times, celebrates women and men who have become Americans by Choice.

The advertisement declares:

The United States of America remains a land of immigrants. Andrew Carnegie, who founded Carnegie Corporation of New York in 1911, was an immigrant from Scotland. We at Carnegie Corporation salute his legacy, along with the contributions of the millions of other immigrants who have made, and continue to make, our nation strong and vibrant. We are committed to helping immigrants become integrated into the civic fabric of our nation because enlightened citizenship is the everlasting strength of our democracy. Our national motto, E pluribus unum— “out of many, one” — continues to be an ideal we can all aspire to and a true guiding light for our nation.

The 46 United States citizens honored in this year’s ad include a chess master (Russia), chef (Sweden), Olympic Medalist (Korea), Nobel Laureate in chemistry (Egypt), university president (Lebanon), actor (Benin) and journalist (Mexico).

In partnership with the New York Times, Carnegie Corporation of New York has run the “Pride of America” advertisements around Independence Day since 2006. 

This year the advertisement will be published—in translation—in more than 15 ethnic media outlets ranging from El Diario and Sing Taoto Korea Times, Arab American News and India Abroad.