Author Will Address State-Sponsored Eugenics Aug. 30 at Duke


Edwin Black, author of "War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race," will speak at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Freeman Center for Jewish Life at Duke University.

During his visit to Duke, Black will address the question of state-sponsored eugenics, and the question of compensation for state-sponsored sterilization, a measure currently before the North Carolina legislature.

The talk is free and open to the public. The Freeman Center for Jewish Life is on Faber Street, near Swift Avenue, and on-site parking is available.

Attendees are expected to include State Reps. Larry Womble, Pricey Harrison, Earline Parmon and Paul Luebke, Durham Mayor Bill Bell and Charmaine Fuller Cooper, director of the North Carolina Justice for Victims of Sterilization Foundation.

Reps. Womble and Parmon are honorary sponsors and co-chairs of Black's scholar-in-residence tour through North Carolina.

For more information, contact Rabbi Jeremy Yoskowitz at the Freeman Center for Jewish Life, 684-6422.