Monday, October 29, 2007
Poll Answer: In what year did a group of people with disabilties take over the San Francisco offices of the Health, Education, and Welfare Department?
The correct answer to this weeks poll question was the year 1977. On April 5, 1977 a group of people with dsiabilities took over the San Fancisco offices of the Health, Education, and Welfare Department. The sit in was a protest of Secretary Joseph Califano's refusal to sign important regulations for Section 504. The sit in lasted almost a month. This action is the longest sit-in of a federal building to date. The demonstration was successful and the 504 regulations were signed. This was one of many important moments in the disability rights movement.