Disability activist and scholar dies at 64

The disability activist and scholar, Paul K. Longmore, who was unable to use his hands as a result of having polio as a child, passed away earlier this month on August 9th due to natural causes.

Longmore spent ten years writing a book by punching a keyboard with a pen he held in his mouth. ¬†When “The Invention of George Washington” was finished in 1988, Longmore burnt a copy of it in front of a federal building in downtown L.A. to draw attention to “a campaign to reform Social Security policies that discourage disabled professionals from working”.

Longmore soon became a leading activist for people with disabilities and scholar in disability studies.  Longmore also taught for many years at San Fransisco State where he helped establish disability studies as an academic field of research and study.

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