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Political organizer for disability rights, 1970s-1990s, and strategist for Section 504 demonstrations, 1977 : oral history transcript / 2000.
BANC MSS 2001/84 c; Motion Picture 928 D; Phonotape 3133 C:1-23
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Title:

Political organizer for disability rights, 1970s-1990s, and strategist for Section 504 demonstrations, 1977 : oral history transcript / 2000
Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement oral history series

Creator/Contributor:

Cone, Kitty, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Landes, David L. (David Lamont), 1941-2008, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Family background in Champaign, IL; education in the South, Japan, and Washington, D.C.; muscular dystrophy diagnosis, health care, family support; University of Illinois, 1962-1967: Rehabilitation Center, civil rights activism, Students for a Democratic Society; political organizing for Socialist Workers Party, 1967-1974, in Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Berkeley; political organizing for Center for Independent Living, including issues of curb ramps, attendant care, access to transportation (BART, AC Transit, SF Muni), architectural access; lesbian life in the United States and Mexico; HEW's 504 regulations: importance, sit-in to guarantee signature, implementation, 1977-1979; adoption of and raising of son, Jorge; working for disability civil rights at World Institute on Disability, CIL, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF); reflections on feminism, racism, paternalism, medical insurance; reflections on Mary Lou Breslin, Judy Heumann, Ed Roberts, Hale Zukas, Brad Seligman; passage of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 1990; comments on substance abuse, environmental and mental disabilities, HIV-AIDS.

Date:

2000 (issued)

Subject:

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Breslin, Mary Lou -- 1944-
Heumann, Judith E -- 1947-
Roberts, Edward V -- 1939-1995
Zukas, Hale
Seligman, Brad -- 1951-
Center for Independent Living.
World Institute on Disability.
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund.
United States.
People with disabilities -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Interviews
People with disabilities -- Political activity -- California -- San Francisco
Barrier-free design -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
People with disabilities -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Transportation
Demonstrations -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area

Note:

Kitty Cone ; an interview conducted by David Landes, 1996-1998. Regional Oral History Office, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
Forms part of: Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement oral history series.
AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
Audio tape recording of the interviews also available. Shelved as Phonotape 3133 C:1-23.
Also available online.
Duplicate transcript: Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Volume includes index.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (xxi, 335 p.) : port. ; 29 cm.
23 sound cassettes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z137k
BANC MSS 2001/84 c
Motion Picture 928 D
Phonotape 3133 C:1-23

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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