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Well Born Science: Assessing the Legacy of Eugenics in America

Date: Jan 19, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Library of The Chathams
214 Main Street, Chatham, 07928
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214 Main Street, Chatham, 07928
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Well Born Science: Assessing the Legacy of Eugenics in America

Paul A. Lombardo, Ph.D., JD, Regents’ Professor & Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law, will present a virtual lecture on the legacy of eugenics in America.  More than 100 laws were passed in the US during the 20th century, both federal and state, that reflected ideas associated with the eugenics movement. This presentation will survey them with an analysis of the popular beliefs people associated with “eugenics” in the first two decades of the 20th century including references to “Better Baby” and “Fitter Family” contests to the proliferation of commercial advertising that highlighted eugenic ideas.  Many of these were absorbed into the country’s political and legal culture, including sterilization laws for people deemed “feebleminded” or “socially inadequate.”  Please join us Tuesday, January 19 at 7 pm.

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