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Background Image photo of Wescoe Hall at KU

Kansas 1972: Ramp It Up!

Why was the construction of Wescoe Hall at the University of Kansas halted in 1972? In this bonus episode of Kansas 1972, learn how Roger Williams used the courts to make the building and the rest of Kansas accessible to wheelchair users.

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Archival Audio Sources

  • CBS Evening News, 504 Demonstrations

Primary Sources

  • Roger Williams obituary, Lawrence Journal-World, 01-08-1993

Secondary Sources



  • Intro, Outro, and background music by: Clelia Walking

Banner Photo: Wescoe Hall, University of Kansas. Image courtesy of KU-University Archives.



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