Judith Heumann’s UN ID Card

United States c. 2013

Judith Heumann was an internationally recognized leader in the disability community and a lifelong civil rights advocate for disadvantaged people. She was known to many as the “Mother of the Disability Rights Movement.”

Heumann contracted polio as a child and used a wheelchair most of her life. Her experiences led her to become a lifelong advocate for those with disabilities.

From 2010 to 2017, she served in a diplomatic role as Special Advisor for International Disability Rights in the U.S. Department of State. This United Nations ID card is from her time working at the State Department.

  • Source/Credit: Gift of Jorge Pineda
  • Catalog Number: 2023.0012.01
  • Created: c. 2013
  • Acquired: 2023

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