On Sunday, July 26, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum partnered with the Harkin Institute, Dole Institute of Politics and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the American Disabilities Act.

Modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the American Disabilities Act was created to give people with disabilities equal opportunity, independent living and economic self-sufficiency.

A virtual rally took place Sunday where Sen. Tom Harkin, former Sen. Bob Dole, Judy Heumann and Claudia Gordon spoke to participants.

The partnering institutes and foundations also posted live updates of the event on Twitter.

A sign made by a participant of the online event. Photo courtesy of @candacecablenow on Twitter

The Bush Foundation also hosted an online bipartisan event earlier last week titled “ADA at 30: Let the Shameful Wall of Exclusion Come Down.” The event convened activists and policy makers who helped make this landmark a reality.

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