Saturday, February 9, 2013

Elizabeth Peratrovich

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Elizabeth Peratrovich started civil rights movement for Alaska Natives Elizabeth Peratrovich started civil rights movement for Alaska Natives Video

Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich (1911-1958) She was a Tlinget Alaska Native and succeeded to help end racial discrimination against Alaska Natives.   
National Womens History Museum
Students' are reading Remembering a Civil Rights Leader by Dana Ruaro
  • They will be writing 3 facts that you learned.
  • What surprises did you learn as you read about Elizabeth.
  • Elizabeth spoke for the people. In her speech, she said . . .
  • How Did Their Efforts Affect Me? (Elizabeth Peratrovich and Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Roy and Elizabeth moved from Klawock to Juneau in 1941 seeking employment. They were not allowed to lease the house of their choosing due to their race. Non-Indians associating with Indians were refused service. Signs were everywhere saying: "No Indians Allowed" and "White Trade Only." The ANB and ANS, with Roy and Elizabeth, decided it was time to again approach the Legislature regarding discrimination against Indians. As Elizabeth stood before the all-male Legislature, the packed gallery was tense with expectation. "I would not have expected," said Elizabeth in a strong steady voice, "that I, who am barely out of savagery, would have to remind gentlemen with five thousand years of recorded civilization behind them of our Bill of Rights. (Ruaro, 2006) 
The senate passed the bill by a vote of 11 to 5. 

The Anti-Discrimination Act was signed on February 16, 1945,  We honor her on February 16th (Alaska State Holiday). 1988, the Alaska Legislature established The Annual "Elizabeth Peratrovich Day".

I was sharing the Elizabeth Peratrovich speech.

I was telling my speech to the class.

I was talking about Elizabeth Peratrovich and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Alaska Digital Archives
I was writing down what I learned about Elizabeth Peratrovich.
She's writing the discrimination speech
He wrote, "She had to remind them a lot."

Write 3 facts that you learned

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