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Author Boochever, Annie, author.

Title Fighter in velvet gloves : Alaska civil rights hero Elizabeth Peratrovich / Annie Boochever with Roy Peratrovich, Jr.

Publication Info. Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Peratrovich,E BOO    Available
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Description xiv, 101 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-97).
Summary "'No Natives or Dogs Allowed' blared the storefront sign at the young Tlingit Indian girl. The sting of those words would stay with Elizabeth Peratrovich all her life. Years later, a seasoned fighter for equality, she would deliver her own eloquent message. One that helped change Alaska and the nation forever. Tensions could not have been higher in Gallery B of the Alaska Territorial Senate. Alaska Natives and non-Natives pressed shoulder to shoulder or stood teetering on chairs to peer over the avalanche of heads that flowed into the hallway. They had come to hear debate on the first anti-discrimination bill in America, almost 20 years before passage of the United States Civil Rights Act. One speaker remained. Now thirty-three years old, Elizabeth Peratrovich placed her knitting next to her young daughter and rose. Dignified and confident in white velvet gloves, stylish green dress and matching hat, she made her way slowly down the crowded aisle. The audience strained forward, drawn by her calm but powerful presence. She turned to face the assembled legislators. Fighter in Velvet Gloves traces Elizabeth's life, from birth and adoption to leadership in a battle for civil rights now celebrated annually throughout Alaska on Elizabeth Peratrovich Day."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Peratrovich, Elizabeth, 1911-1958.
Tlingit Indians -- Alaska -- Biography.
Indians of North America -- Civil rights.
ISBN 9781602233706 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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