Civil Rights and American Values – Understanding the Legacy of Senator Henry M. Jackson, and its Relationship to the Emergence of Disability Human Rights
Paul Steven Miller
University of Washington School of Law
October 7, 2009
Despite his powerful influence in the U.S. Senate during the pivotal years of The Civil Rights Movement and The Cold War, Senator Henry M. Jackson’s position on equality and civil rights is largely unknown. Miller describes Senator Jackson’s approach to civil rights as shaped fundamentally by his anti-Communist agenda. This agenda recognized that social justice could triumph only in a democracy in which respect for human dignity was at its core. Using this framework, Miller connects the emergence of disability human rights to the values espoused by Senator Jackson.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 8
Keywords: disability, law, human rights, Senator Henry M. Jackson, disability human rights, disability civil rights, Cold Warworking papers series
Date posted: October 30, 2009
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