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Intersections of Civil Rights and Social Movements:
Putting Disability in Its Place

University of California, Berkeley
November 3, 2000

This symposium brought together more than 300 scholars, activists, students, and community members to discuss the disability movement within the larger context of a broad range of American social movements. Civil rights historians, civil rights activists, disability scholars, and museum and library professionals explored parallels and differences in struggles for civil rights by people with disabilities, women, African Americans, Latinos, and gays and lesbians.

I. Keynote Address: "The Genealogy of a Social Movement"

  • Daphne Muse, Introduction to the symposium
  • Jonathan Young, Associate Director for Disability Outreach, White House Office of Public Liaison
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    On the genealogy of a social movement

II. Civil Rights Historians: Social Movements and Pivotal Personal Moments

III. The Curator Looks at Icons of History: from Susan B. Anthony's desk to the Greensboro lunch counter to Ed Roberts' iron lung

IV. Civil Rights Activists: Movement Organizers Look Back

V. Jacobus ten Broek: UC Berkeley's Pioneer in Civil Rights Theory and Action

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