March 12, 1990: Disability Rights Activists Make "Capitol Crawl" for the ADA – Zinn Education Project

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March 12, 1990: Disability Rights Activists Make “Capitol Crawl” for the ADA

Time Periods: Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 – 2000

Themes: Disability

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In the winter of 1990, when the Congressional legislation to turn a proposed Americans with Disabilities Act into law stalled in the House Committee on Public Works and Transportation, hundreds of concerned disability rights activists and others from the affected community descended on Washington, D.C. There, they joined with local activists at the White House and at the U.S. Capitol Building to protest the efforts within government to stall and [...]

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