368 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 20 halftones, notes, index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-3079-3
Published: April 2017
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-3080-9
Published: February 2017
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-6858-1
Published: July 2021
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Awards & distinctions
2017 Ragan Old North State Award for Nonfiction, North Carolina Literary and Historical Association
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. Rogoff also highlights Weil’s place in the broader Jewish American experience. 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.
About the Author
Leonard Rogoff is research historian for the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina and author of several books, including Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina.
For more information about Leonard Rogoff, visit the Author Page.