Marc Fiedler

Marc I. Fiedler ’78 (first row, far right) with his classmates at Quincy House. He paved the way for many disabled students after him. Fiedler and the group he founded, ABLE, worked with University administration to get the basic needs of disabled students met in the late '70s, during a national surge in disability advoacy.

Bianca McEvoy

Bianca C. McEvoy ’25 believes that accommodations should not seek to replicate the experience of an able-bodied student but rather be tailored toward the individual student’s needs.

Brooke Ellison

Brooke M. Ellison ’00 was the first quadriplegic person to attend Harvard. During her commencement speech, she reflected on her time at the College, saying: “There were times when I thought for sure that the statue of John Harvard was looking right at us and saying, ‘What in Heaven’s name are you doing here?’”

PBHA Prisons Talk Poster

A poster advertises a conversation about Massachusetts prisons at the Phillips Brooks House in the fall of 1973, five months after the end of the Walpole guard strike. Arnie Coles, the then-president of the National Prisoners Reform Association, was one of the guest speakers. (HUD 3688.272. Harvard University Archives.)

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