Disability History is a subject that is not taught enough. In fact, many go their entire life without understanding all the work people with disabilities put in to have the rights they have today.
However, even in generic disability history lessons, Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) advocates are not talked about even though they were just as instrumental as their white counterparts. To make a more inclusive future, this white narrative must end. Instead, we need to highlight and give opportunities to BIPOC disability advocates.
Therefore, we at DD Ombuds, encourage you to do more research on Disability History and use your platform to promote BIPOC disability advocates in the past, present, and future to make sure that the Disability History lessons represent all people.