LYNCHBURG STORY STUDY QUESTIONS FOR

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STUDY QUESTIONS FOR “THE LYNCHBURG STORY” How many were sterilized during the period covered in The Lynchburg Story? 70,000. Over 8 thousand from Virginia Who was the institution designed to house? Children and young teenagers. Epileptic and sterile minded. (Retarded or socially inadequate) For what reason, according to the film, did the first person (Mary Carbon) interviewed get admitted? Poor and considered a burden on the state How old was she when she was admitted? 11 On what basis had most inmates been admitted? Feeble minded socially inadequate How was the operation explained to Mary Carbon? For her health When was the sterilization program at Lynchburg exposed? 1980 What was the final documented number of forced sterilization cases? 4,000 then 8,300 final total What was the State of Virginia’s reaction to the revelation? Embarrassed, huge publicity: could not be proud of this history, wanted it to die down and fix the law. How did lawyers work to make sure the issue remained in the public eye? Who was Albert Priddy? First … of Lichtenburg What did he need? A new law Who was Harry Laughlin and what did he advocate? What was the underlying purpose or rationale for the forced sterilization program? What was supposed to be the focus of the program?
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course UGS 303 taught by Professor Foster during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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