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Civil Rights for Farm Workers & Americans With Disabilities

Discuss with students the physical labor needed to “put food on the table”. Dolores Huerta along with Cesar Chavez co-founded the United Farm Workers (UFW) in 1962. The 1965 grape strike in Delano, California grew into a national boycott and launched the farm workers movement. Victory came five years later in the form of collective bargaining agreements between workers and major growers in California. During that strike the UFW also fought for workers to have access to cold water and toilets in the fields. These rights became part of a union contract in 1966, a state law in 1975 and mandatory at the national level in 1982. Dolores Huerta coined the rallying cry, “Si se puede” – “Yes we can.”

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On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans With Disabilities Act. The ADA is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. It affords similar protections against discrimination to Americans with disabilities as did the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin and other characteristics illegal. In addition, the ADA also required employers with 15 or more workers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities and imposed accessibility requirements on public accommodations. Ask students to list ways that their school accommodates students with disabilities. Are there ramps at street intersections and into the building? Are the door handles ones that people push rather than grip and turn? Are extra support personnel or service dogs available to help students who are blind or deaf? Besides architectural changes, discuss changes in attitude that have occurred, or need to occur. For example, in 1974 the Post Office issued a stamp, which included the words, “Retarded Children Can Be Helped.” Today the word “retarded” is unacceptable as a description of a person with disabilities. Ask students to find out if their school is involved with the Special Olympics and if not, why not?

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James Montgomery Flagg

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Tear Down This Wall First Day Issue

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