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Black #Disability History: Anita Cameron, Social Justice and Social Change Activist

Anita Cameron (1965 – ) In 1986, I joined ADAPT, a national, grassroots, disability rights organization three years after its founding. ADAPT fit me like a glove – we were passionate, fearless and more than willing to walk the walk! … Continue reading

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Black #Disability History: Anil Lewis, Change Agent

Anil Lewis is the Executive Director, Jernigan Institute at National Federation of the Blind. He has been a tireless advocate not only for the blind community but for all individuals with disabilities and brings a dynamic energy to the struggle … Continue reading

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Black #Disability (Making) History: Kathy D. Woods, Designer

As models with disabilities like Jillian Mercado, Madeline Stuart, and others start becoming household names, one might ask, “where are the designers with disabilities?” For a community that prides itself on “nothing about us without us” there seems to be … Continue reading

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Black #Disability History: Tony Cox, Actor

You don’t have to be a fan of cult classics to appreciate the acting of Tony Cox, but if you are a fan of those films, there is no way that you are not aware of his work.  With a … Continue reading

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Black #Disability History: Jazzie Collins, Transgender Activist and Community Organizer

Jazzie Collins (September 24, 1958-July 2013) Jazzie Collins was an HIV-positive African American transgender woman and a powerful fighter for social and economic justice. Her work in San Francisco spans a multitude of boards, initiatives, and organizations and communities. Just … Continue reading

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Black #Disability History: Carmen Jones, Advocate and Entreprenuer

Carmen Jones is a stalwart advocate for the disability community, and promotes the idea that individuals with disabilities are a diverse market that should and must be engaged as good business and good practice. While working both within and without … Continue reading

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