RALEIGH, N.C. –Campbell Law School will host best-selling author and eugenics expert Edwin Black for two events on Wednesday, April 25. Black, author of “IBM and the Holocaust,” and “War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race,” among other works, will give two presentations regarding the history of eugenics in America and its connections to Nazi Germany. Black will also speak at length about eugenics in North Carolina, which is detailed in his most recent work, “War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race.”
“We are excited to bring in such a well-respected and popular author and speaker in the field of eugenics,” said Campbell Law Professor Kevin Lee. “His work is important for raising public awareness with regard to eugenics, and his most recent work specifically touches on its history in North Carolina.”
The first event will be held at the North Carolina General Assembly in the Legislative Auditorium beginning at noon. The event, which is co-sponsored by Campbell Law School and The American Association of Jewish Layers and Jurists, will be streamed live online via http://www.ustream.tv/channel/edwin-black-war-against-the-weak.
At 2:30 p.m., Black will give a similar presentation at the Campbell University RTP Campus. For directions and location information, please visit the Campbell University RTP Campus website at http://campbellrtp.com/.
The events follow Campbell Law’s lecture series on eugenics throughout this past February and March. “Eugenics in America – History and Legacy” featured several prominent legal scholars and historians, offering a thorough and frank exploration into the history of eugenics in the United States. Professor Lee planned and organized the entire series.
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