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Forms Sent To 800 Victims Of NC Eugenics Program

North Carolina officials have mailed paperwork to 800 people who have previously identified themselves as victims of the state’s forced sterilization so they can verify their eligibility for one-time payments from a $10 million compensation fund.


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N.C. Group Finds Increase In Verified Sterilizations

The foundation that developed a plan to compensate victims of forced sterilization is reporting an increase in the number of verified victims of North Carolina’s old eugenics program.


Questions, Answers About History Of Eugenics In US


A: Under the state’s eugenics program, which began in 1929, more than 7,600 people underwent sterilizations. Some procedures were forced to weed out the “feebleminded” while others were a voluntary form of birth control. Up to 1,800 people who were sterilized in North Carolina may be alive. The state has verified 146 living victims.

CBS Charlotte–06/20/2012

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NC House Panel Approves Money For Eugenics Victims

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A House committee has overwhelmingly approved a bill to provide compensation for victims of North Carolina’s forced sterilization program after hearing a heartfelt plea from the legislator who led the fight for more than a decade.

CBS Charlotte–05/22/2012


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