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Elizabeth Peratrovich

Bonnie starts off Indigenous Month with the Alaskan Civil Rights hero, Elizabeth Peratovich. We also pay homage to the native lands that house the Gal’s Guide Library and our homes. 

Show Notes & Extras

  • New theme! Indigenous Gals!
  • Gal pals this month are – Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris and Edan.
  • Bonnie’s Etsy
  • Edan’s ancestry is Cherokee, Choctaw, Nacotchtank/Anacostans
  • Mother of All Memoirs you can sign up until November 30.
  • Bonnie’s 1 Cool Indigeous Gal is Elizabeth Wannamaker Peratrovich
  • Early life in Alaska
  • Married 1931 to Roy Peratrovich
  • Sisterhood & Brotherhood
  • Segration
  • Alberta Schenck Adams – arrested in a theater
  • Tillie Paul Tameree (Criminal Case for encourging people to vote)
  • Voting rights
  • Juno’s housing discrimation
  • Trying to pass Anti-discrimation
  • “Civilzation”
  • “Some other douche bags” – Bonnie
  • Elizbeth’s response
  • Senate passed the bill in 1945!!
  • Alaska became a state in 1959
  • Feb 16th is Elizabeth Peratrovich Day!
  • Elizabeth died in 1958
  • Elizabeth in on a dollar coin (pictured below)
  • New York Times Overlooked Obit
  • Documentary – American Archive: For the Rights of All – Ending Jim Crow in Alaska.
  • Wannamaker
  • “No You Should Leave!”
  • World War II
  • Book: Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich by by Annie Boochever (Gal’s Guide Library)


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