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Gertrude Weil (right), with Eleanor Roosevelt and Morris Leder

Gertrude Weil (right), with Eleanor Roosevelt and Morris Leder

The scroll Eleanor Roosevelt is signing in this photograph reads: "We, The Citizens of the State of North Carolina on this 4th day of April, 1955, are proud to greet Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, the world's foremost proponent of human rights and liberties in our time, on the occasion of her visit to the City of Charlotte, North Carolina, to salute the State of Israel on the 7th Anniversary of its Independence." The text goes on to say that the citizens of Goldsboro have subscribed and paid for State of Israel Bonds and that they present the scroll to Roosevelt as "evidence of our sincerity, faith and interest in the future of the State of Israel."

After the signatures of nine prominent citizens of Goldsboro, the following appears: "I hereby accept this Scroll and return it to the Jewish Community of Goldsboro, that it may be displayed properly as evidence of its dedication to the world's newest democracy......In witness hereto I attach my signature (Eleanor Roosevelt)."

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April 4, 1955

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Gertrude Weil (right), with Eleanor Roosevelt and Morris Leder." (Viewed on April 16, 2014) <http://jwa.org/media/gertrude-weil-right-with-eleanor-roosevelt-and-morris-leder>.