Smithsonian

Laura Hershey

So I said, “Well, if that's true, then people being in wheelchairs has the same mystique to it, so let's take 25 wheelchairs and go out and surround a bus and hold it, and see what happens.” Bam! Just like magic. It worked. Total power. Police couldn’t move the wheelchairs, because they were afraid. The mayor said, “Don't arrest disabled people.” We win.