Americans with Disabilities Act marks 22nd anniversary today

Today is the 22nd anniversary of the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

The act was signed in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush. At his side was Justin Dart Jr., a tireless activist and leader of the disability rights movement. Dart was an advocate who was instrumental in helping to pass the ADA.

The National Constitution Center’s newest acquisition is the very chair Dart used while flanking President Bush when he signed the bill into law.

This Saturday, July 28, the National Constitution Center, in partnership with the Disability Pride Committee, Liberty Resources, and Vision for Equality, will commemorate ADA’s anniversary with a daylong celebration recognizing all that the disability community has accomplished in the past two decades, as well as the continued fight for civil and human rights.

The festivities will take place at the Center on Saturday, July 28, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is FREE in honor of the celebration.

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