Commentary

Skip Hallingstad Recognizes Native Civil Rights Leaders

Skip Hallingstad submitted this commentary last year honoring his grandmother, Amy Hallingstad’s efforts in the civil rights movement. KFSK is re-airing it in honor of Elizabeth Peratrovich Day, which is February 16th:

There is an Elizabeth Peratrovich Day Parade scheduled for 4pm Saturday in Petersburg with line up in front of Trading Union. A potluck will follow at 5:30 pm in the ANB/ANS Hall.
Amy Hallingstad, photo provided courtesy of Skip Hallingstad

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