Twenty five years ago, a group of disabled people took to the steps of the U.S. capitol building to bring attention to delays in legislation of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Innovative marketing company 72andSunny has teamed up with Google to commemorate this landmark event (now known as the Capitol Crawl) by painting key figures of the disability rights movement on the steps of major cultural buildings in Washington, D.C.
Each portrait was painted by artist Darren Booth and features a quote from each memorable figure. Those included range from disabled members of the government to those that sternly advocated for the cause.
“Disability only becomes a tragedy when society fails to provide the things we need to lead our lives” – JUDY HEUMANN
Click here to learn more about the Americans with Disabilities Act.