Alaska’s Unique Civil Rights Struggle | JSTOR Daily

Native Alaskan woman and child, 1929. via Wikimedia Commons

Native Alaskan woman and child, 1929. via Wikimedia Commons

A generation before the Civil Rights movement gained national attention, the struggle against Jim Crow was being fought…in Alaska. And women were at the forefront of the struggle.

Modern Alaskans, writes historian Terrence M. Cole, are “surprised and shocked to learn that racial segregation and Jim Crow policies towards Alaska natives were standard practice throughout much of Alaska” until…

via Alaska’s Unique Civil Rights Struggle | JSTOR Daily

One thought on “Alaska’s Unique Civil Rights Struggle | JSTOR Daily

  1. When I read about the history of racial discrimination in modern America, I often wonder what the Civil War actually achieved. One hundred years after it ended, things were still very bleak for all non-whites in that country.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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