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Title
Kitty Cone
Alternative Title
Kitty Cone: Political Organizer for Disability Rights, 1970s-1990s, and Strategist for Section 504 Demonstrations, 1977
Creator
Regional Oral History Office
Landes, David
Contributor
Cone, Kitty
Date Created and/or Issued
1996
1997
1998
2000
Contributing Institution
UC Berkeley, Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library
Collection
California Revealed from Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library
Rights Information
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Description
Family background in Champaign, IL; education in the South, Japan, and Washington, D.C.; muscular dystrophy diagnosis, health care, family support; University of Illinois, 1962-1967: Rehabilitation Center, civil rights activism, Students for a Democratic Society; political organizing for Socialist Workers Party, 1967-1974, in Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Berkeley; political organizing for Center for Independent Living, including issues of curb ramps, attendant care, access to transportation (BART, AC Transit, SF Muni), architectural access; lesbian life in the United States and Mexico; HEW's 504 regulations: importance, sit-in to guarantee signature, implementation, 1977-1979; adoption of and raising of son, Jorge; working for disability civil rights at World Institute on Disability, CIL, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF); reflections on feminism, racism, paternalism, medical insurance; reflections on Mary Lou Breslin, Judy Heumann, Ed Roberts, Hale Zukas, Brad Seligman; passage of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 1990; comments on substance abuse, environmental and mental disabilities, HIV-AIDS.
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt1w1001mt/
Type
sound
Format
Original
1/8 inch audio cassette
Extent
23 Tapes of 23
Identifier
http://archive.org/details/cabeuroh_000260
Phonotape 3133 C:1-23
Language
English
Provenance
Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
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