Geronimo and Nieces. One of the first and best National Homeland Security Chiefs! God Please Send America some men and women with backbone! Like those that once walked her shorelines and deep forests! For the spirit of defiance - a lesson they have provided for all our benefit. For their example of fearlessness in the face of certain calamity! Heroes!
Elizabeth Jean Wanamaker Peratrovich, a Tlingit Native American Indian, successfully inspired the Alaska Senate to pass that state and the nation's first Anti-Discrimination Act in 1945, which banned blatant discrimination such as “no natives allowed” signs posted in storefronts. She testified: "I would not have expected that I, who am barely out of savagery, would have to remind gentlemen with five thousand years of recorded civilization behind them, of our Bill of Rights."
BLACK SEMINOLE WOMAN | The BLACK SEMINOLES are a small offshoot of the GULLAH who escaped from the rice plantations in South Carolina and Georgia. They built their own settlements on the Florida frontier, fought a series of wars to preserve their freedom, and were scattered across North America. They have played a significant role in American history, but have never received the recognition they deserve.