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Dart, Justin Whitlock Jr.

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

Nationality: American
Categories: Activists

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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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