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Elizabeth Peratrovich Day, Sunday February 16, 2020 - The face of Alaska Native civil rights

Elizabeth Peratrovich celebrated at Evergreen Elementary


February 20, 2020

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Students of Evergreen Elementary School, and Head Start, gathered together at the elementary school gym for a celebration of the annual Elizabeth Peratrovich Day on Feb. 18 in Alaska. As the holiday fell on a Sunday this year, the celebration took place a few days afterwards.

The celebration featured songs and dances from Wrangell’s JOM dance group, a song by Head Start students, and speeches about who Peratrovich was and why she was so important to the civil rights movement in Alaska.

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