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

Evergreen Elementary students create art display for Elizabeth Peratrovich Day


February 20, 2020

Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Fourth and fifth grade students at Evergreen Elementary School recognized Elizabeth Peratrovich Day by putting together an artistic timeline of the civil rights activist's life, which is on display at the Nolan Center. Fifth grade students also recorded clips of themselves talking about Peratrovich's life and her work, which can be viewed by scanning QR codes attached to their drawings.

Elizabeth Peratrovich Day took place this past Sunday, Feb. 16. Peratrovich was one of Alaska's better-known civil rights activists. Born in Petersburg in 1911 and coming from the Tlingit nation, she fought for the rights of native Alaskans. In 1945 she was instrumental in the passage of the Anti-Discrimination Act by the territorial legislature.

Fourth and fifth graders at Evergreen Elementary put together an art display in recognition of Peratrovich and her work, which is currently on display at the Nolan Center. Students drew pictures of Peratrovich, her life, and the work she did to hel...

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