I just heard about a new project called IT’S OUR STORY: Answers from America’s Disability Activists that I wanted to share with you awesome readers of my blog. Launched last year right in time for the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, IT’S OUR STORY features the oral histories of around 1000 American disability activists. The project has its own YouTube Channel where anyone can freely view the videos.
Here’s an except from the project’s mission statement:
It’s Our Story has successfully recruited over 1,000 leaders, scholars and grassroots advocates to save their personal testimonies for posterity. These voices will help shape better understanding of American history and in the process share the lessons of community organizing, advocacy and leadership with a new generation.
People are welcome to share the project’s films on their own websites, but the films are protecuted under a Creative Commons license, so check out the stipulations here.