Join us for a discussion of the book Imbeciles: the Supreme Court, American eugenics, and the sterilization of Carrie Buck by Adam Cohen. New book club members are always welcome. Request a copy of the books online or at any SCPL location.
Describes a dark moment in American history, when the Supreme Court agreed, in 1927, to support eugenic sterilization for “undesirables,” including epileptics and the “feebleminded,” resulting in the sterilization of 70,000 Americans.
Central Library, Tutor Room 2