Constitution and Persons with Disabilities

In 1990, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, a civil rights law introduced by former Iowa Senator Tom Harkin. In this… read more

In 1990, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, a civil rights law introduced by former Iowa Senator Tom Harkin. In this program, Mr. Harkin explored the history of laws that have impacted Americans with disabilities, including several key Supreme Court cases. And he talked about the eugenics movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries which led to the compulsory sterilization of thousands of Americans with disabilities. The Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education hosted this event. close

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  • Tom Harkin U.S. Senator (Former) [D] Iowa
  • Jay Wyatt Director Byrd (Robert C.) Center for Congressional History and Education->Programs and Research

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Constitution and Persons with Disabilities

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Program ID:
451499-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Shepherdstown, West Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 13, 2018 | 10:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Oct 20, 2018 | 8:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Oct 13, 2018 | 10:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 14, 2018 | 4:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 15, 2018 | 2:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 20, 2018 | 8:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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