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The History of Disabilities - Mid-20th Century Ferment in Disability Rights

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST, February 08, 2018   |   Organized by: Southeast ADA Center and The Burton Blatt Institute


Date/Time: Thursday February 8, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Eastern Time)

Location: Webinar

Description: The quest for social equality for people who have disabilities is a story that begins in the earliest years of the American experience. Marked by both great achievement as well as some of the darkest policies imaginable, the struggle to remove physical, institutional, and attitudinal barriers faced by people who have disabilities is a dynamic story of disappointment and perseverance that continues to today.

This webinar series provides an educational framework for students, social service professionals, family members, and most of all, people who experience disability. We will explore the roots of the disability rights movement and the historical turning points that shape contemporary policy. Dr. Logue’s conversational style and deep subject matter knowledge make for an intriguing and thought-provoking webinar experience.

Join author and educator Dr. Larry Logue as he tells the story of the disability rights movement in a four-part webinar series, “History of Disability Rights”.  Dr. Logue takes us on a fascinating journey; exploring the policies, legislation, movements, and personalities that have left their mark on this civil rights movement.

Join us beginning January 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM ET for our first episode “The Tangled Roots of Disability Policy”. Future episodes include “World War I and Rehabilitation” (January 25, 2018), “Mid-20th Century Ferment in Disability Rights” (February 8, 2018), and “Civil Rights to Disability Rights” (February 22, 2018).

Web Conferencing Information

  • Cost - Free

  • Continuing Education

    • Certificate of Completion if Registered and Verified Attendance Live or Archive


  • During the webinar, real-time captioning will be available within the Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing system by selecting the CC button. At the end of the webinar, you will also be able to submit questions using the Chat feature within the Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing system.

  • To register for the webinar, please complete and submit the registration form. You will then receive an email with information on how to join the webinar session. We strongly suggest that you test your computer system prior to the webinar by following the instructions provided to you.

    • There is no charge for these webinars, but registration is required.

    • These webinars will be archived for later listening.

    • You can participate during the webinar by  using the following services:

      • Blackboard Collaborate Webinar Platform

      • Streaming Audio or Real-Time Captioning (by selecting the CC button in webinar platform)

      • At the end of the webinar, submit questions using the Chat feature.

    • Mobile Users (iPhone, iPad, or Android device (including Kindle Fire HD)) may listen to the session using the Blackboard Collaborate Mobile App (Available Free from the Apple Store, Google Play or Amazon)

    • Phone

  • To register please visit the event website

Larry Logue

Senior Fellow at BBI and former Professor of History at Mississippi College.