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Gertrude Weil

19th Amendment Outdoor Museum

 
 
Gertrude Weil Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 20, 2021
1. Gertrude Weil Marker
Inscription.  Inspired by Jewish teachings, Weil stood courageously at the forefront of a wide range of progressive and often controversial causes, including women's suffrage, labor reform, and civil rights. She worked tirelessly to extend political, economic, and social opportunities to those long denied them. In 1920, she became president of the North Carolina League of Women Voters, which focused on educating women on their right to vote and encouraging women to take a part in public affairs.

Weil encountered opposition to her fight to secure a secret ballot and private voting rooms. In 1922, when she arrived at the polls to vote and discovered her ballot had been marked, she subsequently tore both the ballot in question and other marked ballots to shreds. Inspired by her experience in social work she continued to push for a social welfare program and access to birth control.


 
Erected 2020 by Maren Conrad.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsWomen.
 
Location. 38° 34.535′ N, 121° 

Gertrude Weil Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 20, 2021
2. Gertrude Weil Marker - wide view
The Weil marker is the rightmost of the two visible markers.
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28.902′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on 19th Street near K Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 K Street, Sacramento CA 95811, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sara Plummer Lemmon (here, next to this marker); Juno Frankie Seay Pierce (here, next to this marker); Naomi Anderson (here, next to this marker); Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin (a few steps from this marker); Maria Guadalupe Evangelina de Lopez (a few steps from this marker); Mabel Ping-Hua Lee (a few steps from this marker); Mary Church Terrell (a few steps from this marker); Laura de Force Gordon (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .
1. Gertrude Weil (Wikipedia). "Gertrude Weil (11 December 1879 – 3 May 1971) was an American social activist involved in a wide range of progressive/leftist and often controversial causes, including women's suffrage, labor reform and civil rights." (Submitted on April 21, 2021.) 

2. Gertrude Weil 1879-1971 (Jewish Women's Archive). (Submitted on April 21, 2021.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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