ACCESS FOR ALL: TOM OLIN’S PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE DISABILITY RIGHTS MOVEMENT

The Chicago History Museum is proud to host an exhibition of images by renowned disability rights photographer Tom Olin. The nineteen framed prints, on loan from the permanent art collection at Access Living, depict the activists who brought about the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act in July 1990. This exhibition will inform and enlighten the Chicago History Museum’s diverse audience, which includes nearly 60,000 schoolchildren, about this important civil rights struggle and triumph. Understanding the fight for accessibility and celebrating the accomplishments of the disability community fulfills the Museum’s mission to share Chicago’s stories. The exhibit will be on display until April 10, 2016.