- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - State officials are promoting an Alaska Native civil rights leader to grace the redesign of the $10 bill.

Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott sent letters nominating the late Elizabeth Peratrovich, a Tlingit, to be featured on the bill.

Peratrovich’s testimony before the Alaska Territorial Senate is credited with helping in the passage of the territory’s Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945, nearly 20 years before Congress approved the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Walker called Peratrovich a “true hero of American democracy.”

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew wants to replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill with a woman.

Once a woman is selected, the agency will try to complete the redesign by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

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