BBC Profiles World-Renowned Disability Rights Activist


To mark the 30-year anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, BBC published a profile of Judith Heumann, ’69, whose activism paved the way for the law to be passed. The article highlights the events in Heumann’s personal life that led up to the historic sit-in that she staged in 1977 to fight for civil rights for people with disabilities. The 24-day protest at the Health, Education and Welfare building in San Francisco is still the longest sit-in of a federal building in American history. Read more.