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ADA Legacy Tour coming to Gainesville
Event celebrates 25th anniversary of law's passage
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The Americans with Disabilities Act Legacy Tour will visit First Baptist Church in Gainesville from noon to 2 p.m. today.

It marks the first of two Gainesville stops among 80 scheduled in the U.S. commemorating the 25th anniversary of the passage of the ADA on July 26, 1990. According to a news release, the tour “is a traveling exhibit designed to raise public awareness and generate excitement about ADA25.”

The exhibits include work by civil rights photographer Tom Olin, an ADA pledge and a handmade quilt that people can sign.

The Road to Freedom Bus will distribute information and giveaways.

The tour will be back in Gainesville on May 22 with exhibits on display at Brenau University’s Downtown Center at 301 Main St. SW.

The 14th annual ADA Memorial 5K, presented by Gainesville nonprofit Access to a Better Tomorrow, will be held July 25 on the downtown square in Gainesville.

The group’s mission “is to ensure Georgians with disabilities have equal opportunities to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” according to the release.

To participate in or sponsor the event, contact founder and race director Justin Pressley at 770-540-0986 or visit