Tag Archives: Black and disabled

Black #Disability History: Bobby Coward, Advocate

It is still hard to believe that it has been more than a year since the passing of Bobby Coward. A mainstay in the DC. Disability advocacy scene, Bobby Coward was a tireless advocate for wheelchair-equipped taxicabs, wheelchair lifts on public … 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 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: 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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Black #Disability (Making) History: Rabia Belt, Legal Historian

Rabia Belt is a legal historian whose scholarship focuses on broad and diverse issues including 19th and 20th century U.S. History, Disability History, Legal History, Law of Democracy, History of Suffrage, African American History, American Indian History, and Gender History. … Continue reading

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Black #Disability History: National Black Disability Coalition

The National Black Disability Coalition (NBDC)  is a membership organization that was founded in response to the unique issues concerning African Americans with disabilities. With a focus on individuals who live in poverty, the NBDC ‘s intent was to support  … Continue reading

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