Political Theater

“[The hearing]...put the administrators in the room[and] made them answer questions” - US congressman George Miller

George Miller (left) and Phillip Burton (right) chair the hearing while Joe Quinn stands to interpret the proceedings. Miller and Quinn sporting 1970s bushy mustaches and sideburns.

San Francisco Examiner Archive, Courtesy of the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

George Miller (left) and Phillip Burton (right) chair the hearing while Joe Quinn stands to interpret the proceedings. Miller and Quinn sporting 1970s bushy mustaches and sideburns

On day ten of the sit-in, US congressmen George Miller and Philip Burton declared the occupied floor of the Federal Building a “satellite office of Congress.” The five hours testimony from protesters attracted the media. For the first time people with disabilities were experts with valuable knowledge.

George Miller (left) and Phillip Burton (right) chair the hearing while Joe Quinn stands to interpret the proceedings. Miller and Quinn sporting 1970s bushy mustaches and sideburns. Slidehow: Political Theater

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