Disability Rights activist Barry Ryan on the 1977 Section 504 Occupation
In this oral history interview, activist Barry Ryan details his experience as a participant in the 504 Occupation in 1977 while he was working for the Center for Independent Living (CIL). He includes accounts of his daily activities and responsibilities during the protest. He also discusses growing-up with a disability and his move to California, and issues a call to action for people with disabilities to continue to fight for equal employment rights.
- Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
- Spring 2014
- 1970s; San Francisco Bay Area