Twenty Alaska women are being honored as Alaska's Freedom's Sisters for their dedication to social causes and humanitarian efforts. The honor comes from Ford Motor Co., which planned to hold a dinner for the honorees Saturday night. The event is an extension of a national traveling exhibition sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund. The exhibition features 20 African-American women prominent in the civil rights movement.
The Alaska women honored are Margo Bellamy, Pearley M. Bingham, Bettye Davis, Andrea Davis-Antoine, Rosa Hobbs Foster, Verna Lee Gibson, Celeste Graham-Hodge, Elvi Gray-Jackson, Beverly Jenkins, Ada Johnson, Alice Jean Lawrence, Dewain L. Lee, Elsie E. "Lois" Lester, Velez Hayes Ransom, Sandra J. Small, Marilyn Stewart-Richardson, Pamela Scott Washington, Cessilye Williams, Delmonicia D. Williams and Deverette Williams.