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History of the Treatment of Disabled People in America

President Bush Signs Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990

President Bush Signs Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990

Atlanta, Georgia
Sunday, May 25, 2014

From the Organization of American Historians 2014 annual meeting in Atlanta, a conversation with history professor Michael Rembis and Audra Jennings about the history of the treatment of disabled people in America.

Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 9:32am (ET)

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