When the 'Capital Crawl' Dramatized the Need for Americans with Disabilities Act

Yesterday marked 30 years since the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This week we reflect on the protests and radical action that led to its signing:

On March 13, 1990, over 1,000 people marched from the White House to the U.S. Capitol to demand that Congress pass the ADA. When they got there, about 60 of them cast aside their wheelchairs and other mobility aids and crawled up the Capitol steps.



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