Goldsboro in Wayne County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
voting rights to women,
1920; reformer active
in labor, race, Jewish
causes. Home was here.
Erected 2001 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number F-65.)
Location. 35° 22.933′ N, 77° 59.97′ W. Marker is in Goldsboro, North Carolina, in Wayne County. Marker is on Chestnut Street near James Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goldsboro NC 27530, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Baptist State Convention (approx. 0.2 miles away); Foster's Raid (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Lawson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Company E, 119th Infantry, Goldsboro Rifles World War I Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Pentecostal Holiness Church Congregation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kenneth C. Royall (approx. 0.3 miles away); North Carolina Press Association (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sherman's March (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goldsboro.
Regarding Gertrude Weil.
Few families in North Carolina match the Weils of Goldsboro for its commitment over
Gertrude Weil (1879-1971), daughter of Henry, was North Carolina’s best known woman suffrage leader. Educated at Smith College, she returned to Goldsboro and involved herself in associations, becoming a protégé of Sallie Southall Cotten. Weil was a founder and first president of the North Carolina Suffrage League (now League of Women Voters). Despite her speaking and prodding, the legislature in 1920 rejected the 19th Amendment (within days Tennessee approved, extending the franchise to women).
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