The Disability Rights Movement

The Disability Rights Movement

written by Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of American History (District of Columbia, 2000),
Source: americanhistory.si.edu

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Abstract / Summary
The ongoing struggle by people with disabilities to gain full citizenship is an important part of our American heritage. The disability rights movement shares many similarities with other 20th-century civil rights struggles by those who have been denied equality, independence, autonomy, and full access to society. This exhibition looks at the efforts - far from over - of people with disabilities, and their families and friends, to secure the civil rights guaranteed to all Americans. These people only want to be treated the same as everyone else. So they often have to fight to be included.
Field of Interest
Disability Studies
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2000 The Smithsonian Institution
Corporate Author
Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of American History
Content Type
Ephemera
Format
Related Web resources
URL
http://americanhistory.si.edu/disabilityrights/
Publication Year
2000
Place Published / Released
District of Columbia
Subject
Disability Studies, Diversity, Advocacy and Rights, Social activism and activists, Disabilities, Rights and advocacy, Social movements, Abogacía y Derechos, Advocacia e Direitos
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Rights and advocacy, Social movements, Abogacía y Derechos, Advocacia e Direitos

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