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Author Will Address State-Sponsored Eugenics Aug. 30 at Duke

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

DURHAM, NC - Edwin Black, author of “War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race,” will speak at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Freeman Center for Jewish Life at Duke University.

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Scholar, author to speak about American eugenics

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Edwin Black wants you to know the truth about American eugenics.

In the early twentieth century, over 60,000 U.S. residents were sterilized in state institutions. The sterilizations were coercive and took place for an array of reasons. Some were sterilized because of their criminal activities, others because of low intelligence, still others because of perceived promiscuity.

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N.C. eugenics victims running out of time.

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

About two months ago, two veteran Charlotte Observer reporters set out to find Mecklenburg County victims of North Carolina’s eugenics program. State records show 485 people from Mecklenburg were sterilized in the program, which was most active from 1946 to 1968, so our reporters built a database, chased leads and, as of Friday, have been able to confirm none of those victims.

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Is an Apology Enough for Genocide?

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

By Edwin Black

Everyone knows that Nazi Germany designated Jews and others for mass murder. Some know that Hitler’s racial ideas were inspired by the early twentieth-century pseudo-scientific American eugenic concepts he studied and adopted.  But few are aware that long before Jews and blacks were targeted by eugenicists, white Virginian Appalachians with dark hair were chosen for extinction.

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Eugenics victims sought in Asheville

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

ASHEVILLE — Victims of forced sterilization in Buncombe County have yet to come forward for potential compensation despite the county’s place as a top contributor to North Carolina’s eugenics program.

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