A woman holds up a sign that depicts Gini Laurie and Ed Roberts and includes the caption "Gini Laurie and Ed Roberts, grandmother and father of the Independent Living Movement."

A woman holds up a sign that depicts Gini Laurie and Ed Roberts and includes the caption 'Gini Laurie and Ed Roberts, grandmother and father of the Independent Living Movement.'

Gini Laurie and Ed Roberts are regarded as two of the most influential leaders of the Independent Living Movement, and their work to build communities and enable people with disabilities to live in society continues today.

Courtesy Of Post-Polio Health International

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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