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20th Anniversary of ADA July 24, 2010

Southwest DC Honors Justin Dart, Jr. and the American Disabilities Act

 
 
20th Anniversary of ADA July 24, 2010 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
1. 20th Anniversary of ADA July 24, 2010 Marker
“I now lift my pen to sign this American Disabilities Act and say let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.” -- President George H. W. Bush

Signing Ceremony
Americans with Disablities Act
July 26, 1990
South Lawn of the White House
Inscription.  Justin Dart Jr. moved to Southwest Washington to work for the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As an energetic neighbor rushing through the lobby in his wheelchair, his Southwest DC neighbors fondly remember Justin. Never without his cowboy hat and boots from his home state of Texas, or his wife Yoshiko form Japan, Justin accomplished wonders for Americans with disabilities for the passage and implementation of the ADA, right up to the time of his death in 2002. His friends and family continue to work for the rights of people with disabilities. Justin Dart, Jr. lived in Waterside Towers at 907 6th Street, SW for many years.

Richard Bryant Treanor, Southwest artist, author, lawyer and disability advocate, produced the painting of Justin Dart, Jr.

Konoka Izumi and Asuka Sato worked with Yoshiko Dart in creating the collage celebrating the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

William Marshall, Niles White, and Joseph Xavier, Southwest friends and neighbors, painted the basic call box.

Gelberg Signs fabricated and installed the artwork in the Call Box and the ADA Plaques
20th Anniversary of ADA July 24, 2010 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
2. 20th Anniversary of ADA July 24, 2010 Marker
on the short base.
 
Erected 2010.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Art on Call marker series.
 
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 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. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. ADA: Landmark Declaration of Equality for Americans with Disabilities (here, next to this marker); New Town in the City (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); All Aboard! (about 700 feet away); 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 (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Change on the Waterfront (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
 
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20th Anniversary of ADA July 24, 2010 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
3. 20th Anniversary of ADA July 24, 2010 Marker
Justin Dart, Jr. 1910-2002 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
4. Justin Dart, Jr. 1910-2002
Outstanding leader of the disability, civil and human rights movement. One of the architects of the ADA. Recipient of the 1993 Hubert Humphrey Civil Rights Award by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, recipient of the 1998 Presidential Medal of Freedom for President Clinton, and may other awards. Longtime resident of Southwest Washington, DC. Inspiration to people with disabilities everywhere.

“Justin Dart, Jr.” by Richard B. Treanor
Close-up of image on marker
Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1998<br>In the Smithsonian image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 2, 2019
5. Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1998
In the Smithsonian
“Justin Dart was awarded this medal, the country’s highest civilian honor, for his activism on behalf of Americans with Disabilities. He played a pivotal role in bringing about the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act” – Smithsonian Institution Label.
 
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