President George H.W. Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act on the White House lawn surrounded by Evan Kemp, the Rev. Harold Wilke, Justin Dart Jr., and Sandra Parrino

President George H.W. Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act on the White House lawn surrounded by Evan Kemp, the Rev. Harold Wilke, Justin Dart Jr., and Sandra Parrino.

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA into law on the lawn of the White House. With him on the platform were the Rev. Harold Wilke, Evan Kemp, Sandra Parrino, and Justin Dart Jr., all members of the Disability Rights Movement who had urged the passage of the bill.

Courtesy of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

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Missouri History Museum exhibition

Americans with Disabilities Act: 20 Years Later.
June 26, 2010
to Jan 8, 2012

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