For the Rights of All


February 22, 2024

Lizzie Thompson

Last Friday morning, students at Rae Stedman Elementary listened closely to local author and actor Diane Benson explain the importance of Elizabeth Peratrovich Day.

Benson worked as a researcher and writer for the PBS documentary "For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska." She also acted in the film, portraying the part of Elizabeth Peratrovich.

During Friday's presentation she shared a scene from the documentary that was filmed in the same legislative gallery where the Alaska Territorial Legislature's House and Senate debated the anti-discrimination bill Peratrovich and her husband ha...

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