Ed Roberts and the Independent Living Movement


Ed Roberts, shown using his iron lung  Bettmann/Bettmann Archive/Corbis
Ed Roberts, shown using his iron lung Bettmann/Bettmann Archive/Corbis

Ed Roberts was a disability rights activist, known as the father of the Independent Living movement. That movement combines advocacy, resources and education toward the goal of living independently and fully integrated with abled society.

The transcript of this episode is available here: http://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/ed-roberts-transcript.htm

Topics in this Podcast: Activism, 20th century, U.S. history, biographies, disability