Anniversary marks victory for inclusion at FDR Memorial in Washington DC


This month marks the 20th anniversary of a wheelchair being added to a presidential memorial in D. C. It's being celebrated by disability advocates as a victory for inclusion. Getting a statue of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his wheelchair. Added to the already built memorial was a fight. But 16 of his grandchildren and 50 disability organizations were onboard. Having that image is important for representation to remind people of what is possible. Mary Dolan of the FDR Memorial Legacy Committee. It's also just accurate. That's how he lived his life. Why would we hide that? Dolan says The committee now is appealing to the National Park Service to address flooding and upkeep and improve the memorial experience for the visually impaired. For example,

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