Harry Laughlin, still image with audio
Harry Laughlin was the superintendent of the Eugenics Record Office in New York, and had written a model sterilization law in 1914, portions of which were borrowed by Virginians to use in their own 1924 law. Laughlin presented a deposition to the court in the case of Buck vs. Bell. And his written comments included conclusions that Carrie Buck was socially inadequate and that she was a member of a class of worthless poor white trash of the south. (DNAi location: Chronicle > Trial of Carrie Buck > Players)
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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.
Joseph DeJarnette was an early advocate of sterilization, and was proud to call himself "Sterilization DeJarnette."
Harry Laughlin's slide of the Buck Family pedigree.
The 17 year-old protagonist of the Buck vs. Bell case, Carrie Buck, was pitted against an array of doctors, lawyers, and eugenicists who were intent on sterilizing her, including John Bell, the superintendent of the Virginia Colony for Epileptics and Feeb
All but 13 states had sterilization laws in effect, or as bills pending in 1935.
Buck vs. Bell Supreme Court Decision
Paul Lombardo talks about Virginia was the 14th of 30 states to pass a eugenic sterilization law.
Carrie and Emma Buck on the day before the Buck vs. Bell trial in 1924.
A photo of Carrie and her mother Emma was taken the day before the Virginia trial.
12193. "The Progress of Eugenical Sterilization," by Paul Popenoe, Journal of Heredity (vol. 25:1), including journal cover and contents page (8)
"The Progress of Eugenical Sterilization," by Paul Popenoe, Journal of Heredity (vol. 25:1), including journal cover and contents page (8)