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

Gertrude Weil’s life is a rare example of southern Jewish social activism during the first half of the twentieth century. She was the first Jewish woman to lead a statewide secular women's movement in North Carolina, beginning her activist career in 1915 fighting for woman suffrage and continuing through to the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Heather Geisberg Pennington." (Viewed on July 19, 2019) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/pennington-heather>.

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