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Disability History: Pat Puckett, Atlanta, GA

It’s Our Story is a national initiative to make disability history public and accessible. Scott Cooper recorded and collected over 1,300 video interviews from disability leaders across the country since 2005. Check out a video uploaded on May 14, 2012:

Pat Puckett of Atlanta, GA speaks about the systemic problems and causes of the institutionalization of people with disabilities.

Pat acquired her physical disability when she was infected with polio at an early age; she has advocated for disability rights throughout her life, including engaging in civil disobedience with ADAPT. She currently serves as executive director of the Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia.

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