Elizabeth Peratrovich Day celebrated with portrait unveiling
February 22, 2018
Elizabeth Peratrovich Day was on Friday, February 16, and to honor the civil rights activist a local artist unveiled a portrait of the Petersburg-born Tlingit woman, who was a significant actor in passing the first anti-discrimination law in the country.
The artist, Janine Gibbons, unveiled the portrait of Peratrovich at the ANB-ANS Hall Friday afternoon in Petersburg.
"I see Elizabeth Peratrovich as just this role model that brought a lot of people from the whole entire state of Alaska together to rise up for indigenous people," Gibbons said.
Peratrovich was born in Petersburg on July...