The death of Emma Buck, Paul Lombardo
Interviewee: Paul Lombardo. Although she tried several times, Carrie was never able to bring her mother Emma home from the Virginia Colony. (DNAi Location: Chronicle > Trial of Carrie Buck > Epilogue > Emma never came home)
Emma Buck was buried at the Colony in the spring of 1944. She'd lived here for 24 years by that time. Her daughter Carrie, the famous person from the case of Buck vs. Bell tried on many occasions to get her out of the Colony, to take care of her, to bring her to her own home. Unfortunately Emma's health, and circumstances within Carrie's household never allowed that to happen.
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mma and Carrie Buck were committed to the Virginia Colony because they were unmarried mothers and were considered morally delinquent.
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.
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 the case conluded that Carrie, Emma, and Vivian represented three generations of imbeciles, which justified Carrie's sterilization.
Paul Lombardo talks about after raping Carrie, Clarence Garland left Charlottesville rather than fulfill his promise to marry her.
Carrie Buck sent this photo, taken on her wedding day in 1933, to Dr. Bell, still at the colony.
Paul Lombardo talks about Carrie's lawyer, Irving Whitehead, colluded with lawyers representing the Virginia Colony to help insure that the case went to the Supreme Court.
Lombardo discusses the emotions that Carrie Buck may have been feeling before the Buck vs. Bell trial.
Paul Lombardo talks about Emma and Carrie Buck lived long lives and it is doubtful that either was mentally ill.
Paul Lombardo discusses Carrie and Emma Buck's state of mind prior to the Buck vs. Bell trial.