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Carrie Buck
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Birth: 1906
Charlotte County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1983
Virginia, USA

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.

A historical marker was erected on May 2, 2002, in Charlottesville, Virginia, where Carrie Buck was born. At that time, Virginia Governor Mark R. Warner offered the “Commonwealth's sincere apology for Virginia's participation in eugenics.” 
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Charlottesville
Charlottesville City
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Jerry klinger
Record added: Feb 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84544345
Carrie Buck
Added by: Susan in Cville
 
Carrie Buck
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Added by: Kelly Marshall
 
 
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RIP; so sorry for what happened to you.
- Katy
 Added: Jun. 30, 2016
Read Carrie's sad case here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrie_Buck
- ghost girl
 Added: Feb. 10, 2014

- Jeri Moriarty
 Added: Jul. 8, 2013
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