In 1990, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, a civil rights law introduced by former Iowa Senator Tom Harkin. In this program, Mr. Harkin explored the history of laws that have impacted Americans with disabilities, including several key Supreme Court cases. And he talked about the eugenics movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries which led to the compulsory sterilization of thousands of Americans with disabilities. The Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education hosted this event.
Sponsor: Byrd (Robert C.) Center for Congressional History and Education