Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A look back at the whistleblower who exposed the horrifying conditions for disabled children at the Willowbrook State School

If you've ever seen The Last Great Disgrace, the 1972 documentary that exposed the disgraceful conditions at the Willowbrook State School in New York, you probably remember Dr. Michael Wilkins, the physician who blew the whistle. A television crew in Kansas City tracked him down last week.

1 comment:

  1. I vaguely recall reading about Willowbrook.
    Still incredibly disturbing and incomprehensible that this institution was allowed to exist. Then again, maybe not as long as we're capable of seeing others as less than human. I'm afraid we still are.
    Thanks for posting.