What We Have Done An Oral History of the Disability Rights Movement

ISBN-10: 1558499199
ISBN-13: 9781558499195
Edition: 2012
Authors: Fred Pelka
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.222
Language: English

Compelling first-person accounts of the struggle to secure equal rights for Americans with disabilities

Brian Moore, 1921 - 1999 Brian Moore was born in Belfast on August 25, 1921 to Doctor James Bernard Moore and Eileen McFadden. He attended St. Malachy's College, a Catholic school, where the students where beaten on the hands daily. He left the college without a School Leaving Certificate because he failed Math. In 1941, a bomb damaged the family home, so they moved to a house on Camden Street. A year later, his father died. In 1942, he joined the National Fire Service, but knew that he wanted to be a writer. Moore knew some French, so he was hired by the British Ministry of War Transport to go as a port official to Algiers, North Africa. Afterwards, he traveled to Italy, France, and after the war, Warsaw (1945), Spain, Canada (1948), the United States and England, finally settling in California. Moore immigrated to Canada in 1948, where he worked as a proofreader and reporter for the Montreal Gazette. In 1951, he published his first story in the Northern Review and married Jacqueline Sirois, a fellow journalist. His only child, Michael, was born on November 24, 1953. He split with his wife in 1964 and then married Jean Denney, who he stayed married to until his death. Moore published "The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne" (1955), "The Feast of Lupercal" (1957) and "The Emperor of Ice Cream" (1966), which is his most autobiographical novel. He recounts his school experiences, as well as what is was like during the bombing. In the 1990's, he wrote political fables and four novels. "Lies of Silence" is a thriller set in Belfast and was a more political statement than the previous novels. It was nominated for the Booker Prize and was his bestselling book. Several of his books were made into films such as "The Luck of Ginger Coffey," "Catholics," "The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne" and "The Temptation of Eileen Hughes" was adapted for television. Moore received many awards, which included the Governor General's Award in 1961 for "The Luck of Ginger Coffey" and again in 1975 for "The Great Victorian Collection," which also won the James Tait Black Award in England. He was short listed for the Booker Prize in 1987 for "The Colour of Blood" and again in 1990 for "Lies of Silence." In July 1987, he conferred an honorary doctorate by Queen's University, Belfast. His film "Catholics" received the W.H. Smith Award in 1973 and the Peabody Award in 1974. In 1999, Brian Moore died at his home in Malibu, California.

Preface
List of Acronyms
Introduction
Childhood
Institutions, Part 1
Discrimination, Part 1
Institutions, Part 2
The University of Illinois
Discrimination, Part 2, and Early Advocacy
The Parents' Movement
Activists and Organizers, Part 1
Institutions, Part 3
Activists and Organizers, Part 2
Independent Living
The Disability Press
The American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities
The HEW Demonstrations
Psychiatric Survivors
Working the System
Institutions, Part 4
Self-Advocates
DREDF and the 504 Trainings
Activists and Organizers, Part 3
ADAPT
Deaf President Now!
The Americans with Disabilities Act-"The Machinery of Change"
Drafting the Bill, Part 1
Insiders, Part 1
Drafting the Bill, Part 2
Lobbying and Gathering Support
Mobilizing the Community
Experts
Insiders, Part 2
Wheels of Justice and the Chapman Amendment
Lobbyists
Senators
Victory
Aftermath
Notes
Interview Sources
Index
Illustrations follow page

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