Eugenics in Relation to the New Family and the Law on Racial Integrity.

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Eugenics in Relation to the New Family and the Law on Racial Integrity.

Description

Eugenics in Relation to the New Family and the Law on Racial Integrity. Including a paper read before the American Public Health Association.

Pamphlet created by W. A. Plecker, M.D., Virginia state registrar of vital statistics from 1912 to 1946. Plecker was an advocate of eugenics and white supremacy. He used Virginia's Act to Protect Racial Integrity (1924) to remove legal recognition of Native Americans in the state, instead classifying them as "colored." 

The Act to Protect Racial Integrity remained in effect until 1967 when it was overturned in the landmark case, Loving v. Virginia.

Pamphlet sections: 

Introduction
Eugenics
Virginia's Attempt to Adjust the Color Problem (Read before the American Public Health Association, at Detroit, October 23, 1924.)  
An Act to Preserve Racial Integrity
Appendix 

Creator

Plecker, W. A. (Walter Ashby Plecker)

Source

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries

Publisher

Bureau of Vital Statistics, State Board of Health, Richmond, Va.

Date

1925

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries

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Notes

Learn more: 

Eugenics, Social Welfare History Image Portal

White supremacy, Social Welfare History Image Portal 

Race, Social Welfare History Image Portal

Heim, J. (2015 July, 1). How a long-dead white supremacist still threatens the future of Virginia’s Indian tribes. The Washington Post. 

State Recognized Tribes, Secretary of the Commonwealth. Virginia Indians. 

Albiges, M. (2018 October, 4). Virginia’s Indian tribes celebrate federal recognitionAssociated Press.

Richmond School of Social Economy, First Annual Announcement, 1917-1918. Bulletin No. 1, Social Welfare History Image Portal

Citation

Plecker, W. A. (Walter Ashby Plecker), “Eugenics in Relation to the New Family and the Law on Racial Integrity. ,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed August 2, 2021, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/540.