The man who fell out of love with eugenics.
Thomas Hunt Morgan believed in the transformative power of eugenics. After a decade of breeding thousands of mutant fruit flies, Morgan made a startling discovery: the mechanism of heredity in fruit flies was more complex than previously thought. It would lead to his disillusion with eugenics as a whole.
THE EUGENICS CRUSADE premieres Tuesday, October 16 at 9/8c on PBS. Learn more at http://pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/eugenics-crusade