Heather Geisberg Pennington

Heather Geisberg Pennington graduated from Dartmouth College, where Gertrude Weil was the subject of her undergraduate thesis. She studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as a Raoul Wallenberg Scholar from 1995 to 1996. She currently lives and practices law in Kentucky.

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Gertrude Weil

A dedicated activist for women’s rights and racial equality, Gertrude Weil showed that local, small-scale political action could have far-reaching effects. Her decision to associate herself with a relatively radical social and political agenda was unusual for a southern woman and even more uncommon for a southern Jew. Weil, however, strayed from this norm, because she believed that women had a responsibility to participate in the political process.

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