A man lies on the ground next to his wheelchair, holding a sign that says "Nursing Homes Kill."

A man lies on the ground next to his wheelchair, holding a sign that says 'Nursing Homes Kill.'

Men and women who had been confined to nursing homes advocated for their right to leave the institutions and live independently.

Courtesy Of Tom Olin

In their own words

Those with disabilities share their personal stories.

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Opening more
than doors

Browse images and artifacts.

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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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