Judy Heumann: Mother of the Disability Rights Movement

It was April 1977, and officials at the federal Department of Health, Education and Welfare had delayed signing section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 for four years. Fed up at this denial of civil rights, Judy Heumann and activists at the American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities planned protests at 10 HEW offices around the country. Following the protests…


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