A sad site – Raleigh News & Observer

Most of North Carolina’s historical site markers recall something good — even if it’s only the birthplace of another obscure politician. So the new sign in downtown Raleigh stands out. It marks a sad chapter in our history, one whose grotesque injustice is painful to contemplate.

As an N&O article in 2001 put it, “from 1929 to 1975, in pursuit of a more perfect population through eugenics, North Carolina took the right to reproduce away from more than 7,000 people.”