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The Man Behind American Eugenics | The Eugenics Crusade

Meet Charles Davenport. Davenport was a biologist in the early 20th century who founded the Eugenics Record Office. He believed that selective breeding could improve the human race. The Office recommended widespread eugenics education, immigration laws that would keep “defectives” out of the country, and forced surgical “sterilization.”

THE EUGENICS CRUSADE premieres Tuesday, October 16 at 9/8c on PBS. Learn more at http://pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/eugenics-crusade