Twisting the truth at Buck vs. Bell, Paul Lombardo
Interviewee: Paul Lombardo. Twisting the truth at Buck vs. Bell.
The testimony against Carrie Buck said that she was feebleminded, and that she was a moral delinquent. In fact she had no mental defect, and her moral delinquency was an assumption based on the fact that she had been raped and had a child without being married. Additionally, the lawyers in the case colluded, to ensure that no evidence would be presented in her behalf.
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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 after raping Carrie, Clarence Garland left Charlottesville rather than fulfill his promise to marry her.
Paul Lombardo discussed Carrie Buck's state of mind before the Buck vs. Bell trial.
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.
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.
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 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.
Paul Lombardo talks about Emma and Carrie Buck lived long lives and it is doubtful that either was mentally ill.
Lombardo discusses the emotions that Carrie Buck may have been feeling before the Buck vs. Bell trial.