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Museum of DisABILITY History

African Americans and the disABILITY Experience

From Colonial Times, Desegregation, Advocacy and Achievement



African Americans and the disABILITY Experience:

A Project of the Museum of disABILITY History and the HBCU Disability Consortium

Working together  to create opportunity and change

African Americans and the disABILITY Experience is presented by the Museum of disABILITY History  and a group of colleagues working in disability services at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Predominantly Black Colleges and Universities (PBCUs), and the Taishoff Center at Syracuse University. This consortium is identifying ways to provide culturally responsive disability services and classroom instruction to Black and African American college students with disabilities on all campuses, while also trying to increase the number of Black and African American students with disabilities going to college and graduating with undergraduate and graduate degrees.

The Consortium is funded by a three-year federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).



Please Note: In order to preserve historical accuracy and to capture a sense of the times, this exhibit retains the language used at the time of these events. No offense is intended toward any individual or group.

View the African Americans and the disABILITY Experience timeline.