Zona Roberts (English '69): The Grandmother of the Disability Movement Turns 103

a woman with short white hair and a blue sweater gazes off camera
March 30, 2023

Ed Roberts (B.A. '64, M.A. '66) is known as the father of the disability rights movement. “But if he’s the father, Zona is the grandmother. She’s the wheel behind his wheelchair,” says Donna Mitroff, founder of the Kidvocate Group media consultancy, who is filming a documentary about Zona’s life.

Read more about Zona Roberts (B.A. English '69) and her tireless advocacy for Ed Roberts and his legacy.

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