Independent Lens Like an Emancipation Proclamation for the Disabled
A look back at the dynamic Disability Rights Movement. Details
Program: Independent Lens
Episode: Like an Emancipation Proclamation for the Disabled
Fred Fay survived a devastating spinal cord injury when he was only 16, and turned his misfortune into a movement for equality. With a small group of dedicated activists, he spearheaded the disability rights movement and changed the face of American society.• Visit the Like an Emancipation Proclamation for the Disabled webpage
Premiere Date: 10/27/2011
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: TV-PG
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