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    Leonard Rogoff discusses his biography ‘Gertrude Weil: Jewish Progressive in the New South’

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    When:
    Apr 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    2017-04-04T19:00:00-04:00
    2017-04-04T20:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    Flyleaf Books
    752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    USA
    Cost:
    Free
    Contact:
    919-942-7373

    Weil made national headlines during an election in 1922 when, casting her vote, she spotted and ripped up a stack of illegally marked ballots. She campaigned against lynching, convened a biracial council in her home, and in her eighties desegregated a swimming pool by diving in headfirst. Whether attempting to promote the causes of southern Jewry, save her European family members from the Holocaust, or support the creation of a Jewish state, Weil fought for systemic change, all the while insisting that she had not done much beyond the ordinary duty of any citizen.

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