Alice Piper – Instrumental in Native Education in the Early 1900’s in California

Here is a good video profile, and here is more information about Alice Piper from Indian Country Today:

Who is Alice Piper? She is a woman who lived in Big Pine, California who did her part with the constitutional rights movement for Native Americans.

Alice Piper, among many others, wanted the same opportunity to learn as everyone else. She wanted to go to her local school, but was denied the same opportunity because of her race.

There was a Native American school in the Big Pine School District, but was smaller with different curriculum specialized for Native Americans. At the young age of 15, Alice Piper did not stand by waiting for someone else to change that, she took it upon herself tosue the school districtfor being unconstitutional in causing the children to go to a separate school.

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