How Disability Activists Created Change

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Overview

Students analyze primary and secondary sources about 1977 and 1990 Disability Rights Movement protests to identify strategic actions taken by activists, evaluate the level of personal risk or investment needed to participate, and compare them with actions by African-American civil rights activists of that time and earlier, and of social justice activists today.

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Grade

High School, Middle School

Subjects

Civics, Social Studies

Length

160-200 minutes

Topics

1977, 1990, activists, african americans, Black Panthers, civil rights, disability rights, disability rights movement, protests, social justice, strategic actions

Author

Emerging America

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