Ken Stein on the Section 504 protests
In this oral history interview, disability activist ally Ken Stein recalls his involvement in the 504 protests. Working for the Center for Independent Living (CIL) at the time, he primarily picketed outside the Federal Building during the protests, and was able to periodically enter inside to bring news to protesters. He specifically talks about his important role of taping news coverage of the protests from local broadcasts. He also talks about the importance of 504 in making disability a civil rights issue for the first time, as opposed to a medical one. He calls the Bay Area a "mecca for people with disabilities" and discusses the circumstantial time and place that allowed the protests to thrive.
- 1970s; San Francisco Bay Area
- Spring 2014
- Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability