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For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska

Date/Time
02/05/15
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Bowdoin College, Smith Auditorium
Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Maine 04011
United States

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February 5, 7 PM -This one-hour, award winning documentary reveals the true-life story of an extraordinary Alaskan woman who becomes an unlikely hero in the fight for civil rights. Like Native Americans in the lower forty-eight states, Alaska Natives struggled to keep their basic human rights, as well as protect their ancient ties to the land. The Bill of Rights did not apply to them.

Elizabeth Peratrovich, a young Tlingit woman and mother of three, testified before the Alaska Territorial Senate in 1945 and swayed their vote with her compelling testimony in favor of the Anti-Discrimination Act, the first civil rights bill passed in the U.S. since the Civil War. Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, Bowdoin College. 

Sponsored by the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center.

Free and open to the public.

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