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50-year-old Special Olympics aims for 'inclusion revolution'

Clip: 07/19/2018 | 7m 28s

Amid the tumult of the summer of 1968 came an event the likes of which the world had never seen: an Olympics for children with intellectual disabilities. At that first Special Olympics, founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, about 1,000 competitors participated, showing the world they could fully participate in rituals of childhood, and sparking a change in society's attitudes. John Yang reports.

Aired: 07/19/18

Rating: NR

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