SOURCE: Past/Present Podcast
Judy Heumann and the Disability Rights Movement
Three historians discuss the legacy of the disability rights activist.
SOURCE: CBS News
Judy Heumann, "Mother of the Disability Rights Movement"
Heumann translated her own battle for inclusion into a movement to advance the rights and standing of people with disabilities in the United States through protest and legislation.
SOURCE: New York Times
Leonard Kriegel, 89: Writings Catalyzed Discussion of Disability
Kriegel's writings about his experiences after contracting polio stripped away sentimentality and pity from the literary stereotype of the disabled in favor of a full and often conflicted picture of his own humanity as a disabled person.
How Protesters Pushed Jimmy Carter to Support Disability Rights
by Matthew Rozsa
While Carter campaigned on pledges to support the demands of the disabled for fuller participation in American society, he didn't fulfill those problems without a strong push from protesters in the movement.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
Visible Activism Key to Protecting Trans People From Discriminatory Laws
by Shay Ryan Olmstead
The legal strategies that LGBT groups have used to defend their rights and dignity in society may be less effective with hard-right judges on the bench. Direct action and activism outside the courts will be needed to make sure that the right doesn't use the law to target trans people for political gain.
SOURCE: New York Daily News
Fauci, Walensky, and a Liberal Double-Standard for Criticism
by Jonathan Zimmerman
Comparisons of American COVID policies to either the Nazis or the eugenics movement both distort history. Have liberals been more tolerant of one than the other?
SOURCE: NY Times
Another Disability Disaster in the Making
by Jonathan M. Stein
The Trump administration’s Social Security proposal would repeat one of Ronald Reagan’s most damaging mistakes.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Why disabled Americans remain second-class citizens
by David Pettinicchio
The big hole in our civil rights laws.
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