Dickerson Friends Center

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The Dickerson Friends Center is the home of Alaska Friends Conference Annual Sessions, on lands donated by Mahala Ashley Dickerson (1912-2007), accomplished lawyer and Black Quaker leader. She has an incredible life story, worth much of your time and research, you can watch a TV interview with her, an interview with her son John part 1 and part 2, and hear Alaska Quakers and others talk about her life and impact in a QuakerSpeak video. In 1959, she became the first Black homesteader in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, even after the lands office staff discriminated against her in trying to prevent her from getting the land by claiming there were no lots available. The lands are unceded territory of the Knik Dena'ina people.

To make donations, which are used for upkeep and development of the physical property and programming on site, you can send checks written to "Alaska Friends Conference" with Dickerson Friends Center on the memo line.

Mail the check to:

Alaska Friends Conference

P.O. Box 241732

Anchorage, AK 99524

Thank you so much for your support. Questions? Contact our treasurer Laura Herman at 907-538-2027.