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Monday deadline looms for eugenics compensation

Posted By Clayton Henkel On June 27, 2014 @ 10:32 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Monday marks the deadline for victims of North Carolina’s eugenics [1] program to apply for compensation. eugenics_bw2

Some 7500 men and women were involuntarily sterilized in North Carolina between 1929 and 1974 under the authority of the state Eugenics Board.  It’s estimated fewer than 2,000 of those individuals are still alive.

Last year lawmakers set aside $10 million in compensation, which will be divided equally among certified living victims and awarded June 30, 2015.

For more on the eugenics compensation program, listen to Chris Fitzsimon’s recent radio interview with attorney Elizabeth Haddix [2] from the University of North Carolina Center for Civil Rights. The Center has been providing pro bono legal help to the potential claimants.

Additional information (including the form to apply for compensation) can be found at the Office for Justice of Sterilization Victims [3].

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[1] eugenics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugenics_in_the_United_States

[2] radio interview with attorney Elizabeth Haddix: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2014/06/23/elizabeth-haddix-of-the-unc-center-for-civil-rights-discusses-eugenics-compensations-and-the-fast-approaching-june-30th-deadline/

[3] Office for Justice of Sterilization Victims: http://www.sterilizationvictims.nc.gov/

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