Disability Rights activist Mary Lou Breslin on her participation in the Section 504 protests
In this oral history interview, Disability Rights activist Mary Lou Breslin discusses her involvement in the Section 504 Occupation. She discusses the uncertainty in the early days of the Protest once occupiers realized that they did not know how long the sit-in would last, specifically with concerns for medication and supplies. After the success of the protests, Mary Lou worked for 504 compliance. While she praises the leaders of the movement for their success, she also notes that leadership was 'white women in wheelchairs' and not very diverse.
- 1970s; San Francisco Bay Area
- Spring 2014
- Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability