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ADA: Landmark Declaration of Equality for Americans with Disabilities

 
 
ADA: Landmark Declaration of Equality for Americans with Disabilities Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
1. ADA: Landmark Declaration of Equality for Americans with Disabilities Marker
Inscription. “More than two decades ago many of us in the disability community concluded that Americans with disabilities would never achieve full, productive citizenship and this nation made a firm statement of law protecting their civil rights.

The Americans with Disabilities Act is such a law.”

“Most importantly, ADA is a landmark commandment of fundamental human morality. It is the world’s first declaration of equality for people with disabilities by any nation. It will proclaim to America and to the world that people with disabilities are fully human; that paternalistic, discriminatory, segregationist attitudes are no longer acceptable; and that henceforth people with disabilities must be accorded the same personal respect and the same social and economic opportunities as other people.

ADA opens the doors of opportunity for millions of isolated dependent Americans to become employees, taxpayers and welcome participants in the life of their communities. It prepares the way for the emancipation of more than half a billion of the world’s most oppressed people.”

“I believe that well will unite to fulfill that responsibility. Because I believe in you, the patriots of ADA. And I believe in you, the patriots to be.

Together we have overcome. Together we shall overcome.”

Excerpts
Patriots of the ADA image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
2. Patriots of the ADA
Names of ADA patriots on the Cover of "from ADA to Empowerment" 1990 Congressional Task Force Report on the Rights and Empowerment of Americans with Disabilities
from Dart’s writing ADA Landmark Declaration of Equality, published by Worklife, 1990 Fall Issue by the President’s Committee of Employment of People with Disabilities
 
Erected 2010.
 
Location. 38° 52.697′ N, 77° 1.199′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Street Southwest and K Street Southwest, on the right when traveling south on 6th Street Southwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 6th Street Southwest, Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 20th Anniversary of ADA July 24, 2010 (here, next to this marker); All Aboard! (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Heyday of Four-and-a-Half Street (about 700 feet away); Denvel D. Adams (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Law (approx. 0.2 miles away); Escape from Slavery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Change on the Waterfront (approx. 0.2 miles away); Can you identify these famous Civil Rights leaders? (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
 
Categories. Civil RightsPolitics
 
ADA: Landmark Declaration of Equality for Americans with Disabilities Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
3. ADA: Landmark Declaration of Equality for Americans with Disabilities Marker
On the Capital Steps image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
4. On the Capital Steps
Close-up of photo on marker
We Shall Overcome image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
5. We Shall Overcome
Close-up of photo on marker
Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
6. Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere
Close-up of photo on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 26, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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