Disability rights activist Dennis Billups on the 1977 Section 504 Occupation

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In this oral history interview, activist Dennis Billups details his experience as a participant in the 504 Occupation in 1977. He served as "chief morale officer" and recollects some 504 chants. He shares his memories of daily life, including the trip to Washington D.C., and discusses his frustration being excluded from certain key moments in the protest and whether that is tied to being a person of color. He speaks to what has and hasn't changed post-504.

Locale
1970s; San Francisco Bay Area
1970s; San Francisco Bay Area
Date
Spring 2014
Spring 2014
Format
mp4
mp4
Publisher
Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
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1409

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