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Alaska Native leader Peratrovich commemorated on $1 coin

 

October 17, 2019

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The theme of the 2020 Native American $1 Coin design is Elizabeth Peratrovich and Alaska's Anti-Discrimination Law.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A young Alaska Native woman left an impression on Alaska's territorial Senate in 1945, delivering a speech that led to the passage of the nation's first anti-discrimination law.

Now, the late Elizabeth Peratrovich is leaving her impression on a $1 coin.

The U.S. Mint unveiled the design of the coin Oct. 5 at the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood convention in Anchorage. The 2020 Native American coin will go on sale early next year.

The coin will feature a portrait of the late civil rights leader composed and graceful, her hair in tight rolls a...



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