For The Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow In Alaska
For The Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow In Alaska Previous Broadcasts
KQED World: Sat, Nov 5, 2011 -- 3:00 PM
Narrated by Peter Coyote, this documentary traces the Native Alaskan civil-rights movement. It profiles the remarkable people behind the victories for citizenship, voting rights and school desegregation, including Alberta Schenck Adams ("Alaska's Rosa Parks") and Elizabeth Peratrovich, a unassuming young woman whose compelling testimony helped sway the Alaska State Senate to pass the first civil-rights bill since the Civil War. Blending re-enactments, rare and newly discovered historic footage and photographs, and interviews with tribal elders, the film chronicles Alaska Natives' efforts to honor their heritage and leverage their future.