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Health and Wellness

Wellness Leadership Institute: C.A.R.E Speaks Presents: Marginalized Within a Marginalized Group: Black Disability History

April 7, 2021 at 7:00pm8:30pm EDT

Falk Complex

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This presentation follows the story of Junius Wilson, a Black Deaf man who was unfairly institutionalized for most of his life in the Jim Crow South. Junius lived through many historic eras significant to disability history, including the Eugenics Era of the early-to-mid-20th century. Junius was institutionalized and sterilized during a time in our nation’s history when this injustice was routinely meted out to people with disabilities.

The presentation also follows the trajectory of disability rights over the 20th century, how those movements affected Junius, and how Black disability history is an important part of disability history — and far too often overlooked.

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This event was published on March 29, 2021.

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