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Dart, Justin Whitlock Jr.

Born: 1930 AD
Died: 2002 AD, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Activists


1930 - Justin Whitlock Dart, Jr. was born on the 29th of August.


1948 - Dart contracted polio before entering the University of Houston.


1954 - Earned undergraduate degrees in history and education in University of Houston.


       - The university refused to give him a teaching certificate because of his disability.


1967 - Devoted himself to the rights of people with disabilities, working in Texas and Washington, D.C.


1973 - Refused to support President Reagan's efforts to revise the Rehabilitation Act.


1990 - He helped pass the Americans with Disabilities Act.


1993 - He quit his position on the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.


1998 - Dart received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


2002 - He died on 22nd of June in Washington, D.C. of congestive heart failure related to complications of post-polio syndrome.


Co-founded the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).





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