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Curb cut, Denver, 1978

chunk of sidewalk disability history america

This is a concrete chunk of street corner from a do-it-yourself curb cut. A group of activists took hammers to the corner because the city had discontinued its curb-reduction program and people trying to get up impassable curbs frequently had been hit by cars. The activists were from the Atlantis Community, an independent living center, and the protest launched the disability rights group ADAPT.