Category Archives: History

Transcript — Fading Scars: My Queer Disability History

ADRIENNE LAUBY: Welcome to Pushing Limits, KPFA’s program by, for, and about people with disabilities. I’m Adrienne Lauby. Local independent scholar Corbett O’Toole has first-hand experience with the creation of the west coast Independent Living Movement.  She brings those early … Continue reading

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The ADA Legacy Bus Rolls On!

Listen (29 min) As the Magna Carta rounds the corner toward its 800th year of existence, The Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA, (a mere babe of almost 25 years) will celebrate its birth as well.   Photographer Tom Olin has … Continue reading

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Exclusion and Disability

By Alex Bradshaw Originally published in Z Magazine on March 26, 2014 Those at the top of the U.S. economic pyramid continue to benefit from the economic and social exclusion of disabled people. The more marginalized groups can be pushed … Continue reading

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We Were There: U.S. Disability History

Two hours of information and context.  Listen Featuring: Kim Nielson, author of A Disability History of the United States (ReVisioning American History) Chris Gray, Blind Movement Archivist and advocate Members of the Disability Action Network – Youth (DANY) Important Moments … Continue reading

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How Exceptional Was The Time and The Place?

By Eddie Ytuarte Kim Nielsen, who is interviewed in our special, shows us how race, gender, class, and even immigration status interweaves with disability.  She helps us realize that even some non-disabled groups of people were treated as having a … Continue reading

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Disability History Resources

Here’s some on-line videos and other material compiled by Sheela Gunn-Cushman to help you explore the fascinating history of people with disabilities. Disability Activist Ed Roberts on 60 minutes with Harry Reasoner 1989 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxidR5SZXxA ADA signing Ceremony 7/26/90 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ieH8FE9Dhw Independent … Continue reading

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Kiilu Nyasha

Listen 29 min You can’t do 40 plus years of activism and not be changed for the better, especially if you become a revolutionary on wheels.   This Friday, Aug. 30 at 2:30 pm Pushing Limits talks with Kiilu Nyasha, … Continue reading

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Music, Disability and Society

Listen 28 min. Music scholar Alex Lubet will be our guest.  Lubet is the author of Music, Disability, and Society (Temple University, 2011). Topics include his concept of social confluence, and his analysis of both jazz musicians with disabilities and … Continue reading

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