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DISABILITY RIGHTS IN BLACK 2023: BRAD LOMAX: THE BLACK POWER OF THE 504 SIT-INS

Day 4 of our Disability Rights In Black series is in dedication to Brad Lomax.

Unflinching in his advocacy around Black empowerment and disability rights, Lomax was A member of the Black Panther Party (BPP), founder of the BPP supported East Oakland Center for Independent Living and protestor during the 504 sit-ins of 1977.

He was joined by fellow Black Panther Chuck Jackson during the 25 day long sit-ins who not only provided attendant care for Lomax, but for several others present throughout the protest.

The Black Panther Party also provided one meal a day to protestors in support of their sustained efforts compelling the government to implement section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973).

Check out a phenomenal piece by the Lead On Network about Brad Lomax and learn more about the Black power of the 504 Sit-Ins in this Disability Studies Quarterly article.

NARRATIVE LINK:

https://www.ndrn.org/resource/drib2020-brad-lomax/