Inducted in 1991
columnist, Detroit Free Press
Jim Neubacher not only met the enemy, he defined and personalized it for millions of newly enlightened readers. Unwilling to surrender to Multiple Sclerosis, Neubacher transformed the savage attacker into a teaching tool. The Detroit native and Free Press reporter devised a pacesetting column about disabilities. It established a new definition for public service. “Jim invited all handicappers to become involved citizens once again,” said a “Disabled in Detroit” fan. Neubacher’s battle cry? “If we want rights, we need to exercise rights. Let your voice be heard.” Neubacher died in 1990.