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Eugenics Compensation


Nearly 7,500 poor, undereducated, institutionalized, sick or disabled men and women from 1929 to 1974 were sterilized by choice, force or coercion under the authorization of the N.C. Eugenics Board program. In 2010, former Governor Bev Perdue established the N.C. Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation to provide compensation for the surviving victims. The Eugenics Comprehension bill was passed in 2012.