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Wheelchair Vets Trek
A group of more than thirty students, including fifteen paraplegic and poliomyelitis wheelchair victims, travelled in convoy to Springfield last Wednesday to plead with the governor to consider their future schooling opportunities...
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Title: Wheelchair Vets Trek
From: The Galesburg Illini, "Division to Close"
Creator:  Keith Roberts and Ray Crigger (authors)
Date: March 25, 1949
Format: Newspaper
Source: Tim Nugent
Control no.: Vol.3, no.20
Keywords: Accessibility; Activists; Advocacy; Assistive Technology; Diagnoses & Diseases; Education; Educational Institutions; Government; Government Agencies; Illinois; Institutions; Labor & Commerce; Laws & Regulation; Physical Disability; Polio; Politics; Protests; Schools; Social Welfare & Communities; Technology & Equipment; University Of Illinois; Veterans; Wheelchair; WWII
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Physical Environment; Social Movements & Advocacy
Note: Thanks to Timothy Nugent.

Objects From This Artifact:
- Division To Close (doc)
- Protest Outside The Governor's Mansion (still)
- Stoddard Cites Evidence (doc)
- Wheelchair Vets Trek (doc)