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The ADA Legacy Project

Moments in Disability History 14

The Fight for 504 Regulations: "We Won't Go Away"

Ed Roberts was a pioneering leader of the disability rights movement.  His life was a life of advocacy and his dynamic spirit, a force to be reckoned with, were instrumental in bringing together so many individuals who played key roles in the struggle for civil rights for people with disabilities.

Ed Roberts 1984 We Won't Go Away
Ed Roberts

We Won't Go Away documents a critical period in the history of disabilities in getting Section 504 regulations released.

Read a first person account of the federal government sit-in in 1977: Jeff Moyer's  Story

We Won't Go Away Part 1

We Won't Go Away Part 2

Produced in Great Britain by Patricia Ingram with narration by Rosalie Wilkins.

Judy Heumann
Judy Heumann

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