Honoring 27 years of independence with the ADA

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, ushering in the right for independent living and economic independence for people with disabilities.

About 200 people gathered at the Minnesota History Center on July 27 in recognition of 27 years of ADA in Minnesota. Shortly after gathering at the History Center, the rally marched down John Ireland Blvd to the State Capitol.

“Working Dogs” and “Young Ant” performed as a crowd gathered in the rotunda carrying signs. After the entertainment, people from the crowd spoke about the importance of the ADA and how it has affected their lives.

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