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January 23rd, Ed Roberts Day

We Won't Go Away

Ed Roberts 1984 We Won't Go Away

In honor of Ed Roberts Day and his pioneering leadership in the disability rights movement, and in recognition of the many individuals who played a role in the movement, We Won't Go Away documents a critical period in the history of disabilities in getting Section 504 regulations released.

Read a first person account of the federal government sit-in in 1977: Jeff Moyer's  Story

We Won't Go Away Part 1

We Won't Go Away Part 2

Produced in Great Britain by Patricia Ingram with narration by Rosalie Wilkins.

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