“Blind Americans have made progress during the past thirty years due to the skill, imagination, heart, and commitment of Dan Goldstein and his work with the NFB,” said Mark Riccobono, President of the NFB.
We are proud to announce that Dan Goldstein received the Kenneth Jernigan Award at the National Federation of the Blind’s annual convention in July in Orlando.
The Kenneth Jernigan Award was inaugurated in 2011 and named for the beloved teacher, civil rights advocate, and past president of the NFB. This award is given to someone who has made a significant contribution to the blindness community, either through their participation in or partnership with the NFB. It has been given to only one other individual since its inauguration.
Thirty years ago, Dr. Jernigan met Dan and hired him to represent the NFB. This set in motion a relentless campaign to make real a declaration made by the founder of the NFB, Dr. Jacobus tenBroek, that the blind have “The Right to Live in the World.” Today, both the law and the actual lives of blind people reflect that right more strongly than was true during Dr. tenBroek’s time.
Congratulations to Dan!