I've Come a Long Way - Beverly Rackley on Advocacy

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Indiana Disability History Project
Beverly Rackley's mother said, "You can take those papers and tear them up, or I will tear them up in front of you." In this video, Beverly shares stories of her mother's advocacy on her behalf during her childhood, and discusses how, over the years, Beverly has become a strong advocate for herself and others. Her mother had been repeatedly presented with papers by Riley Hospital, to sign over her young daughter’s care to Muscatatuck State School. She refused. When the seven year old needed to start school in Indianapolis in the late 1960s, she and her husband had to fight the school board to allow Beverly to ride the bus. Beverly was interviewed in Indianapolis on December 8, 2014. 
Center on Aging and Community, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, and Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities
Advocacy; Family; Education; Self-Advocacy
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Indiana Disability History Project
Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
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"Beverly Rackley - 'I've Come a Long Way'" YouTube video, 00:08:37, from an interview by the Indiana Disability History Project on December 8, 2014, posted by "Indiana Disability History" on August 31, 2016, https://youtu.be/3-yFcre9sS8
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Catalog Key: 033-mi

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