Colorado Experience

The Gang of 19 - ADA Movement

Season 5 Episode 14 | 56m 40s

Encouraged by civil rights movements of the 1960s, the Disability Rights Movement gained momentum leading to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. Decades earlier in 1978, 19 individuals tossed aside their wheelchairs and blocked city buses deemed inaccessible for the physically disabled. Discover how this one act led to years of advocacy in Colorado and inspired the nation.

Aired: 02/15/18

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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