Paul Lombardo, University of Virginia Rotunda
Paul Lombardo before the Rotunda at the University of Virginia, designed by Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson's monument is widely considered a symbol of freedom, and the American dream for human rights. Putting Jefferson's rotunda alongside the story of Carrie Buck, reminds us of how fragile our freedoms are, and how the uses of science can sometimes take us down dark paths. (DNAi location: Chronicle > Trial of Carrie Buck > Epilogue)
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Carrie Buck, who was stripped of her right to reproduce, was born only blocks away from Jefferson's rotunda at the University of Virginia, a symbol of American freedom.
The rotunda of the University of Virginia, designed by Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson's monument is widely considered a symbol of freedom, and the American dream for human rights.
Paul Lombardo talks about Oliver Wendell Holmes' support for eugenic sterilization was contrary to his record as a defender of civil liberties.
Virginia Sterilization Act. Source: Paul Lombardo, University of Virginia.
Paul Lombardo talks about although she tried several times, Carrie was never able to bring her mother Emma home from the Virginia Colony.
Carrie Buck sent this photo, taken on her wedding day in 1933, to Dr. Bell, still at the colony.
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 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 after raping Carrie, Clarence Garland left Charlottesville rather than fulfill his promise to marry her.
Paul Lombardo talks about Vivian died at the age of eight; had she lived longer, that life might have stood as a monument to the abuses of eugenics in the United States.