Judith “Judy” Heumann died on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at the age of 75.
Judy was an American disability rights activist. She was recognized internationally as a leader in the disability community. Heumann was a lifelong civil rights advocate for people with disabilities.
Judy wrote two books that are in our National Library Service Collection.
BEING HEUMANN: AN UNREPENTANT MEMOIR OF A DISABILITY RIGHTS ACTIVIST (DB 100399)
ROLLING WARRIOR: THE INCREDIBLE, SOMETIMES AWKWARD, TRUE STORY OF A REBEL GIRL ON WHEELS WHO HELPED SPARK A REVOLUTION (DB 105457)
She also starred in the Oscar-nominated documentary “Crip Camp” and had a podcast called “The Heumann Perspective.”
Her funeral will be on Wednesday, March 8, at 10 a.m. (EST) in Washington, DC. It will be livestreamed here: www.adaisisrael.org/shiva
To read about her life and numerous accomplishments the field of disability rights, click on this link: www.cbsnews.com/news/judy-heumann-dies-age-75-disability-rights-activist