Charlottesville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Buck v. Bell
Erected 2002 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-28.)
Location. 38° 2.202′ N, 78° 29.303′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is on Preston Avenue (U.S. 250) 0.2 miles south of Grady Avenue (U.S. 250), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. On the grounds of the Region Ten Mental Health Community Service Board. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville VA 22903, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker Walter “Rock” Greene Albert “AP” Moore Gymnasium (approx. ¼ mile away); C. B. Holt Rock House (approx. ¼ mile away); Triumph of “The Charlottesville Twelve” (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jefferson School (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Baptist Church, West Main Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roosevelt “Rosey” Brown, Jr. (approx. half a mile away); Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (approx. half a mile away); Sacajawea (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Charlottesville.
More about this marker. This marker was erected on the 75th Anniversary of the Buck v. Bell decision. Virginia governor Mark Warner issued an official state apology for eugenic laws—the first such statement in national history—on that day.
Also see . . .
1. Buck vs. Bell Trial. Background and links relating to the Buck vs. Bell Trial.
2. Chronicle: The Trial of Carrie Buck. Information, including video interviews on location, about the Buck Trial.
3. Eugenics: Three Generations, No Imbeciles--Virginia Eugenics and Buck v. Bell. A digital image display on the case of Buck v. Bell from the University of Virginia Health Science Library.
4. "Three Generations". Article on trial in the June/July 2013 issue of the Virginia Lawyer -- the magazine of the Virginia State Bar
Additional keywords. Eugenics
Categories. • 20th Century • Notable Events • Science & Medicine •
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