Capable of Arguing: Southern Jewish Women and Suffrage
Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program at the College of Charleston presents Capable of Arguing: Southern Jewish Women and Suffrage with Leonard Rogoff November 17. Southern Jewish women often played leading roles in local and state efforts to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment, whose centennial we celebrate in 2020. They were both Southern Ladies and New Women, fitting in to their societies as they challenged the southern conservative consensus. Women’s vote impacted their lives not only in civil society but also in the synagogue. Rogoff holds a doctorate from the University of North Carolina, where he directed the English Writing Laboratory. Rogoff serves as historian and president of the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina. His latest book, Gertrude Weil: A Jewish Progressive in the New South, won the 2017 North Carolina Historical and Literary Association’s annual award for nonfiction.