Johnnie Lacy: Director, Community Resources for Independent Living: An African-American Woman's Perspective on the Independent Living Movement in the Bay Area 1960-1980
Childhood in Arkansas, Louisiana, and McCloud, California; Chico State University, 1954-1956; contracting polio, 1956, and rehab at Fairmount Hospital, San Leandro; majoring in speech therapy at an inaccessible San Francisco State University, 1958-1960; work for Volunteer Bureau of Alameda County; black nationalist and civil rights movements in Oakland; Alameda County Health Department; anti-poverty work for Oakland Economic Development Council, 1965-1968; West Oakland Community Development Center, 1969; graduate studies in sociology at UC Berkeley, 1969-1972; Model Cities Program; UC Office of the President, 1973; Antioch College West, project coordinator, 1973-1977; reflections on the 504 demonstration, San Francisco, 1977 and independent living movement (CIL, DLRC, and DREDF); Community Resources for Independent Living, Inc., 1981-94; reflections on outreach to people of color with disabilities.
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