Alaska State Museum honors Elizabeth Peratrovich with exhibit, lecture

On Saturday, Feb. 16, the Alaska State Museum will celebrates Elizabeth Peratrovich Day with a presentation by Barbara Cadiente-Nelson, followed by a special screening of the “For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska,” a documentary by Jeffry Lloyd Silverman. The events begin at 1:30 p.m.


Cadiente-Nelson is a board member of Sealaska and of the Douglas Indian Association as well as a member of the Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 2.

Production of the film, “For the Rights of All, was made possible in part by Native American Public Telecommunications, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Rasmuson Foundation.

These events are offered in conjuction with the Alaska State Museum current exhibit, “Alaskan. Native. Woman. Activist,” commemorating Peratrovich’s groundbreaking civil rights advocacy, which culminated with her impassioned speech before the Alaska territorial senate, largely credited with the territory’s Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945. “Alaskan. Native. Woman. Activist.” will be on display through March 16.

Winter hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Discounted winter admission is $3. For more information, contact Visitor Services at 465-2901 or visit


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