Eugenics survivors wait as hope fades – Raleigh News & Observer

They were labeled unfit parents, promiscuous or simply feebleminded, then sent by the thousands to surgeons who ensured they would never have babies again – or never at all.

The records are interred in rows of gray boxes in a cold basement of the state archives, waiting for survivors of North Carolina’s eugenic sterilization program to step forward and claim them.

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