Eugenics Articles

In December, 2002, Oregon apologized for its past practice of forcibly sterilizing more than 2,600 people in its care including the developmentally disabled. It was the second state to do so: Virginia apologized in May, 2002. Soon after Oregon's apology, North and South Carolina also offered apologies. It is expected more states will follow suit.

The following articles cover Oregon's apology. Some articles from other states follow the Oregon articles. For an excellent overview of the eugenics movement including its history visit the Image Archive of the American Eugenics Movement.



North Carolina

South Carolina