The Sterilization of Carrie Buck

Among the many states with eugenics legislation, Virginia is infamous for its legal campaign to forcibly sterilize Carrie Buck in 1927 and thereby entrench sterilization abuse as the law of the land. 

 

 Written by Alexandra Fair. Narration by Dr. Nicholas B. Breyfogle. Video production by Laura Seeger, Cody Patton, and Dr. Nicholas B. Breyfogle. This is a production of Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective at the Goldberg Center in the Department of History at The Ohio State University and the Department of History at Miami University.