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Dart, Justin Whitlock Jr.

Born: 1930 AD
Died: 2002 AD
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).