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The Americans with Disabilities Act Signing Ceremony - July 26, 1990

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Uploaded on Jul 28, 2010

The short video chronicles the events of July 26, 1990, when four thousand people gathered on the South Lawn of the Whitehouse to witness then President George H.W. Bush sign the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law.

The ADA stands as one of the most important civil rights documents in the history of the United States, as it guaranteed for the first time that all people with disabilities have the right to participate fully as equal members in society.

The interviews in this piece are from a longer feature length documentary, called 'Lives Worth Living,' which follows the history of the American Disability Rights movement (set to broadcast on public television sometime after September 2010.)

Please enjoy the video and leave comments. Happy 20th Anniversary ADA!!!

Note: A version of this video with captions is forthcoming.

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