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The Truth About Helen Keller

Article. By Ruth Shagoury. A review of children's picture books about the life of Helen Keller reveals the omission of any description of her active role in key social movements of the 20th century.
Time Periods: 20th Century, World War I: 1910 - 1919
Themes: Disability, Education, Women's History
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101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History

Book – Non-fiction. By Michele Bollinger and Dao Tran. 2012. A collection of 101 brief and accessible profiles of rebels, radicals, and fighters for social justice.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Disability, Immigration, Labor, Language Arts, Latino, LGBT, Media, Native American, Organizing, Pacific Islander, Racism & Racial Identity, Social Class, Women's History
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Disability History Week

Film (YouTube video). 6 minutes. Youth at the 2010 Youth Organizing! Disabled and Proud Disability History Campaign Summit YO! explain why they believe disability history should be taught in schools.
Themes: Disability, Organizing
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The Power of 504

Film (YouTube video). 18 minutes. Documentary on the historic civil rights demonstration of people with disabilities in 1977.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Disability
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Americans Who Tell the Truth

Website. Portraits by Robert Shetterly and biographies of individuals who have taken a stand for justice.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Art & Music, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Disability, Environment & Food, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Latino, LGBT, Native American, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery, Social Class, Sports, Women's History
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Disability Rights Movement

Website. Descriptions and images of eras and movements within the U.S. Disability Rights Movement.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, All US History
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Disability
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The Museum of disABILITY History

Website. Timeline from Museum of disABILITY History that chronicles significant events in disability history from 400 B.C. to 1999.
Themes: Disability, Organizing, World History/Global Studies
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Aug. 14, 1935: The Social Security Act Passed

The Social Security Act was passed on Aug. 14, 1935.
Time Periods: 20th Century, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944
Themes: Democracy & Citizenship, Disability, Economics, Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights
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