The Americans with Disabilities Act: Civil Rights Then, Now, and in the Future

Title

The Americans with Disabilities Act: Civil Rights Then, Now, and in the Future

Authors

Lennard Davis

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Description

The Americans with Disabilities Act recently reached its 25th year anniversary. This lecture looks at the history of how the most encompassing civil rights act of the 20th century, affecting the largest US minority, came to be passed; what its effects were and are; and what more work remains to be done.

Lennard Davis is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of English, Disability and Human Development, and Medical Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Publication Date

2-10-2016

Keywords

Americans with Disabilities Act, civil rights, disability

Disciplines

Civil Rights and Discrimination

The Americans with Disabilities Act: Civil Rights Then, Now, and in the Future
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