Charlottesville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Buck v. Bell
Erected 2002 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-28.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights • Science & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is May 2, 1927.
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 Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Preston Avenue, Charlottesville VA 22903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); Changes in Holt's Neighborhood (approx. ¼ mile away); Asalie Minor Preston: Teacher & Philanthropist (approx. ¼ mile away); Holt's Architecture (approx. ¼ mile away); Legal Aid Justice Center and the Holt House (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington Park: Separate and Unequal (approx. ¼ mile away); An American Dream: Home Ownership (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map 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. (Submitted on August 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Chronicle: The Trial of Carrie Buck. Information, including video interviews on location, about the Buck Trial. (Submitted on August 11, 2008.)
3. "Three Generations". Article on trial in the June/July 2013 issue of the Virginia Lawyer -- the magazine of the Virginia State Bar (Submitted on July 23, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.)
Additional keywords. Eugenics, bioethics, medical ethics, genocide
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2008, by Paul A. Lombardo of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 10,551 times since then and 132 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2008, by Paul A. Lombardo of Decatur, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.