Patient No More

People with Disabilities Securing Civil Rights

The Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability invites you to discover a remarkable, overlooked moment in U.S. history when people with disabilities occupied a government building to demand their rights. Known as the “Section 504 Sit-In,” the protest profoundly changed the lives of people with and without disabilities, and paved the way for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990.

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Share your message

504 protester takes a photograph of the photographer, wears an IAM button

Photograph courtesy HolLynn D'Lil

Broadcast your own personal message to the world.

Visit our exhibit's interactive stations in the rotunda and share what makes you "Patient No More" today!