Event Title

Elizabeth Peratrovich

Presenter Information

Zena Robert, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 342

Start Date

30-4-2015 3:42 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 3:55 PM

Project Type

Presentation- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

Elizabeth Peratrovich was a civil rights activist who played an important role in gaining equality for Alaskan Natives. Being an Alaskan Native herself, she grew up as an orphan and was adopted by Andrew and Mary Wanamaker. Later in life, she married Roy Peratrovich and moved to Juneau, Alaska with their three children. In Juneau, they faced the racial discrimination against Alaskan Natives. After taking some time off in Canada and the States, the Peratrovich family moved back to Alaska only to find "No Natives Allowed" signs in main entrances of many buildings. That lead them to lobby for The Anti-Discrimination Act for Alaskan Natives.

Faculty Sponsor

Elizabeth Leonard

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. History Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1371

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Apr 30th, 3:42 PM Apr 30th, 3:55 PM

Elizabeth Peratrovich

Diamond 342

Elizabeth Peratrovich was a civil rights activist who played an important role in gaining equality for Alaskan Natives. Being an Alaskan Native herself, she grew up as an orphan and was adopted by Andrew and Mary Wanamaker. Later in life, she married Roy Peratrovich and moved to Juneau, Alaska with their three children. In Juneau, they faced the racial discrimination against Alaskan Natives. After taking some time off in Canada and the States, the Peratrovich family moved back to Alaska only to find "No Natives Allowed" signs in main entrances of many buildings. That lead them to lobby for The Anti-Discrimination Act for Alaskan Natives.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/439