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Disability, Protest, and the 504

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People in wheelchairs blocking path of bus, holding signs, "Buses are for Everyone."
Disability Rights Movement Protest for the Rehabilitation Act 1973, photographer Tom Olin
Year Start
1973
 - 
Year End
1990

“I Can’t Even Get To The Back of the Bus” – Disability, 504 and the Power of Protest

This lesson investigates why and how people take action to make a difference. Building from an inquiry-based RAN chart, the lesson explores the context of the 1977 protests calling on the Federal Government to actually implement 504 access legislation. Featuring a variety of primary sources, including testimony of activist Ed Roberts.   

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