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Explore Disabilities: Dig Deeper


Person seated in wheelchair

“Disability stories” refer to the array of experiences by, from, and about people with disabilities represented across our nation. People with disabilities are the largest minority in the United States, but their stories often remain untold. The National Park Service Disability History Series is a collection of articles on:


Statue of President Frankln D Roosevelt in wheelchair

A Wheelchair Gains a Place at FDR Memorial

President Clinton unveiled a statue of Franklin D. Roosevelt seated in his wheelchair at the FDR Memorial, ending an emotional six-year campaign led by disability advocacy groups to show the 32nd president as he lived, not as he portrayed himself to the public in a bygone era.