Uncovering The Past: Mecklenburg’s Role In Sterilization | WFAE

Mecklenburg County was particularly active in the North Carolina Eugenics program. During the busiest years, it had three times more sterilizations than the next highest county – Guilford, which was nearly the same size population-wise.

What was happening in Mecklenburg County at that time? Were people here that much more obsessed with sterilization?

That answer is complicated.

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