GA Disability History Alliance

Disability History Alliance- IHDD is one of two founding members of the Georgia Disability History Alliance (GDHA). The Alliance has brought together Georgians interested in protecting and preserving the state’s disability history. Over 100 organizations have joined this effort. The UGA Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies joined the partnership and houses the disability history and artifacts collection. Many disability leaders, organizations, advocates, and self-advocates have donated items to the collection. IHDD is part of the national Disability History/Archives Consortium (DH/AC), serving on the Steering Committee.

In addition to preserving Georgia’s disability history, the Georgia Disability History Alliance wants to educate university students and the general public about the important civil rights movement led by people with disabilities. To that end, IHDD in collaboration with the UGA Russell Library and GDHA hold an annual Disability History 39 Symposium on the UGA campus. This past year, Kim Nelson, author of A Disability History of the United States, keynoted the symposium.

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