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Bob Dole

Artist
Michael Arthur Worden Evans, 1944 - 1 Dec 2005
Sitter
Robert Joseph Dole, born 22 Jul 1923
Date
c. 1984
Type
Photograph
Medium
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Image: 55.8cm x 45.2cm (21 15/16" x 17 13/16")
Sheet: 60.6cm x 50.6cm (23 7/8" x 19 15/16")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Portrait Project, Inc.
Object number
S/NPG.92.209
Exhibition Label
Born Russell, Kansas
When President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law on July 16, 1990, Senator Robert Dole hailed the enactment of this historic civil rights legislation. His commitment to the ADA and its goal of ending “the unjustified segregation and exclusion of persons with disabilities from the mainstream of American life,” was rooted in personal experience. While serving with the army during World War II, Dole suffered catastrophic injuries that left him without the use of his right arm. Thereafter, he identified with the disability community. During his tenure in the U.S. Senate (1969–96), Dole supported a number of key pieces of disabilities rights legislation. Among these was the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination “on the basis of disability in programs conducted by federal agencies, in programs receiving federal financial assistance, in federal employment, and in the employment practices of federal contractors.”
Nacido en Russell, Kansas
Cuando el presidente George H. W. Bush firmó la Ley de Personas con Discapacidades (ADA) el 16 de julio de 1990, el senador Robert Dole elogió la promulgación de esta histórica ley pro derechos civiles. Su firme apoyo a la ADA y la meta de acabar con “la injustificada segregación y exclusión de las personas discapacitadas en el seno de la vida estadounidense” tenía motivos personales. Cuando sirvió en la 2da Guerra Mundial, Dole sufrió heridas devastadoras que le inutilizaron el brazo derecho. Desde entonces se identificó con la comunidad discapacitada. Durante su término en el Senado de la nación (1969–96), Dole apoyó numerosas medidas legisla- tivas clave a favor de los derechos de los discapa- citados. Entre ellas estuvo la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, que prohíbe la discriminación “por razones de discapacidad en programas implementados por agencias federales, programas que reciban financia- miento federal, empleos federales y prácticas de empleo de contratistas federales”.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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Exhibition
The Struggle for Justice
On View
NPG, West Gallery 220