The history of the independent living movement is not complete without mentioning the people who made substantial contributions to the movement and to the rights and empowerment of people with disabilities.
Marca Bristo is a nationally and internationally acclaimed leader in the disability rights movement. Today, she is leading a campaign to promote the United States ratification of the UN Convention ... Read More
Appointed by Secretary Bigby in August 2007, Charles Carr was the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) until 2015. He has dedicated his career as an advocate of advancing ... Read More
Harriet McBryde Johnson was born in 1957 in eastern North Carolina and lived most of her life in Charleston, South Carolina. She passed away in 2008.She attended self-contained special-education classes ... Read More
Ed Roberts, a Berkeley quadriplegic who began the disability rights movement 40 years ago, now has his own California day. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill in July, 2010, creating ... Read More
Pat Wright's leadership during the ADA's passage eventually earned her the nickname "The General." She was one of a handful of leading strategizers based in Washington, DC, and worked especially ... Read More