Carrie Buck before the trial, Paul Lombardo
Interviewee: Paul Lombardo. Lombardo discussed Carrie Buck's state of mind before the Buck vs. Bell trial.
Carrie also, was probably concerned. She'd been examined by a bunch of doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, other people, so she probably wondered what was going on.
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Paul Lombardo talks about Amherst County Courthouse was the first step of a legal case that would lead all the way to the Supreme Court.
mma and Carrie Buck were committed to the Virginia Colony because they were unmarried mothers and were considered morally delinquent.
Paul Lombardo talks about Emma and Carrie Buck lived long lives and it is doubtful that either was mentally ill.
Paul Lombardo talks about the only photograph of Carrie Buck with her mother Emma, taken the day before she would stand trial before the collective onslaught of the American eugenics movement.
Paul Lombardo talks about twisting the truth at Buck vs. Bell.
The day before the Virginia case, Arthur Estabrook photographed Carrie and Emma on a bench located at this spot in the Virginia Colony.
Paul Lombardo talks about Harry Laughlin, superintendent of the Eugenics Record Office, provided a written deposition based on language given to him by doctors at the Virginia Colony.
Paul Lombardo talks about Carrie's sterilization in context. Carrie's one-hour sterilization took place in 1927, the same year that Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs and Charles Lindbergh flew solo across the Atlantic.
Virginia Sterilization Act. Source: Paul Lombardo, University of Virginia.
Lombardo discusses the emotions that Carrie Buck may have been feeling before the Buck vs. Bell trial.