Letters and Politics

Remembering Hale Zukas: Disability Rights Icon. Then, The Abolitionist’s Journal

Part 1. Remembering Disability Rights Icon Hale Zukas.

Hale Zukas was a member of the Rolling Quads at the University of California, Berkeley, and a founder of the first Center for Independent Living (CIL) in Berkeley. He was active in working for accessible streets and public transit, and in the creation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Guest: Judith E. Heumann is an International Disability Rights Advocate. She is the author of Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist. She co-founded the Center for Independent Living in Berkeley California and the World Institute on Disability in Oakland California.


Part 2. The Abolitionist’s Journal: Memories of an American Antislavery Family

Guest: James D. Richardson is a former senior writer with The Sacramento Bee and a retired Episcopal priest. He is the author of Willie Brown: A Biography.

Feature Photo: Center for Independent Living, Inc. “In Loving Memory of Hale Zukas”


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