Event Title

Race and Reproductive Rights: Eugenic Practices Throughout the 20th Century American History

Presenter Information

Kelly Sweeney

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Ed Slavishak

Start Date

24-4-2018 12:00 PM

End Date

24-4-2018 1:00 PM

Description

This project focuses on the different experiences of white and Latina women throughout the 20th century. I argue that throughout the 20th century, American cultural values highlighted the perceived need for population control, which eugenicists promoted as “family planning” efforts to the detriment of women of color's reproductive freedoms. Madrigal v Quilligan, in which ten women fought against the injustice they had suffered at the LA County Hospital, is used as a case study. By examining concurrent experiences of white and Latina women throughout the twentieth century, we can observe the dissonance between these two groups and what they were fighting for.

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Race and Reproductive Rights: Eugenic Practices Throughout the 20th Century American History

This project focuses on the different experiences of white and Latina women throughout the 20th century. I argue that throughout the 20th century, American cultural values highlighted the perceived need for population control, which eugenicists promoted as “family planning” efforts to the detriment of women of color's reproductive freedoms. Madrigal v Quilligan, in which ten women fought against the injustice they had suffered at the LA County Hospital, is used as a case study. By examining concurrent experiences of white and Latina women throughout the twentieth century, we can observe the dissonance between these two groups and what they were fighting for.