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Carrie Buck

Born: Jul 3, 1906

Death: Jan 28, 1983

Birthplace: Charlottesville

Nationality: United States

Carrie Buck

Date of Birth : Jul 3, 1906
Date of Death : Jan 28, 1983
Birth Place : Charlottesville

Carrie Elizabeth Buck was the plaintiff in the United States Supreme Court case Buck v. Bell, after having been ordered to undergo compulsory sterilization for purportedly being "feeble-minded." The surgery, carried out while Buck was an inmate of the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, took place under the authority of the Racial Integrity Act of 1924, part of the state of Virginia's eugenics program.


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