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Edward (Ed) Verne Roberts (1939-1995) is a key figure in the United States’ disability rights movement. At the age of 14, Edward contracted polio which left him paralyzed in most of his lower body. Roberts needed to use iron lung medical equipment ever since. During recovery, he had to resume studies on the telephone. He soon realized that students with disabilities were discriminated against. Roberts was accepted to the University of California, Berkeley yet administrators tried to reverse Roberts’ acceptance upon discovering that he was quadriplegic. Roberts was persistent and became the first student in a wheelchair at UCLA. Roberts created a group for students with disabilities that urged UC Berkeley to design accessible classrooms and dorm buildings. The group later became the Physically Disabled Students Program - the country’s first college organization for students with disabilities. Roberts finished his education and taught political science courses at UC Berkeley and later led California’s Department of Rehabilitation. He co-founded the World Institute on Disability which continues to teach students about disability.

The visionary minds behind Gagarin Show present a 62 piece NFT collectible “American Heroes” which is inspired by some of the most iconic and notable people in American History. The 62 American icons selected for this NFT series represent people who wholeheartedly believed in dignity, strived for freedom, and fiercely fought for human rights. Each NFT is a 3D character model that depicts a particular American hero.

The concept of this NFT series is to shine a light on actual heroes of the real world who have dedicated their entire lives to battling evil and inequality long before the emergence of fictional superheroes. Modern pop culture has elevated and idolized protagonists with superpowers and they have become somewhat of a cult. Films about superheroes are a success at the box office, attracting millions of people around the world whilst superhero characters are deemed as aspirational.

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Edward (Ed) Verne Roberts (1939-1995) is a key figure in the United States’ disability rights movement. At the age of 14, Edward contracted polio which left him paralyzed in most of his lower body. Roberts needed to use iron lung medical equipment ever since. During recovery, he had to resume studies on the telephone. He soon realized that students with disabilities were discriminated against. Roberts was accepted to the University of California, Berkeley yet administrators tried to reverse Roberts’ acceptance upon discovering that he was quadriplegic. Roberts was persistent and became the first student in a wheelchair at UCLA. Roberts created a group for students with disabilities that urged UC Berkeley to design accessible classrooms and dorm buildings. The group later became the Physically Disabled Students Program - the country’s first college organization for students with disabilities. Roberts finished his education and taught political science courses at UC Berkeley and later led California’s Department of Rehabilitation. He co-founded the World Institute on Disability which continues to teach students about disability.

The visionary minds behind Gagarin Show present a 62 piece NFT collectible “American Heroes” which is inspired by some of the most iconic and notable people in American History. The 62 American icons selected for this NFT series represent people who wholeheartedly believed in dignity, strived for freedom, and fiercely fought for human rights. Each NFT is a 3D character model that depicts a particular American hero.

The concept of this NFT series is to shine a light on actual heroes of the real world who have dedicated their entire lives to battling evil and inequality long before the emergence of fictional superheroes. Modern pop culture has elevated and idolized protagonists with superpowers and they have become somewhat of a cult. Films about superheroes are a success at the box office, attracting millions of people around the world whilst superhero characters are deemed as aspirational.

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