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  • Living History Project

    Workshop on the History and Objectives of the Disability Movements – Dr. Paul Longmore Learning Objectives This one-day workshop will distill the broad and varied history and objectives of the…

  • Photo card of a Chinese dwarf.

    Freak Shows in the United States (1840-1940)

    How’d You Like to be a Giant? For one hundred years (1840 – 1940) the freak show was one of America’s most popular forms of entertainment. Today the same shows…

  • Nazis, Eugenics, and the T-4 Program (1920-1950)

    It is not widely known that Hitler’s extermination policies began with the widespread killing of institutionalized disabled people in Germany in the 1940s, and that the eugenics theories that were…

  • Disabled protesters in the 1930s.

    Disability Militancy – the 1930s

    Sit-in at the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s (origin unknown). Background The 1930’s were a time of great social unrest and increasing militancy among what one historian has termed…

  • Disabled Women at the 4th World Conference on Women – 1995

    Beijing, China. In conjunction with the UN conference a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Forum on Women was held from August 30 through September 7. Disabled women organizers strategically scheduled the First…

  • Podcasts

    The Accessible Stall – Casual conversations and friendly arguments about both light and heavy everyday disability topics, with two good disabled friends who often have different takes on disability issues.…

  • A group of disabled teen girls gather on the lawn.

    Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

    This 2021 Oscar-nominated film features a group of teens with disabilities at a groundbreaking summer camp in the 1970s. The camp galvanizes the teens to help build a movement, forging…

  • Black Panther News: Handicapped Win Demands

    The 504 Protests and the Black Panther Party

    “Black Panthers saved the 504 sit-in.” Corbett O’Toole, participant in the 1977 504 protest in San Francisco During the 504 protests at the San Francisco Federal Building in 1977, the…

  • Black Disabled Ancestors, by Leroy F. Moore Jr.

    Black Disabled Ancestors: by Leroy F. Moore Jr.

    “We say that our ancestors are resting in peace but I argue that our Black Disabled Ancestors can’t rest in peace because their stories are incomplete and have a lot…

  • Disability Visibility - Alice Wong

    Intersectional Disability Resources

    A great list of resources on intersectional disability – nonfiction, anthologies, websites, and podcasts – prepared by Alice Wong, Disability Visibility Project and posted on Reclamation Press.