A Dangerous Idea: The History of Eugenics in America

May 2, 2019

Exactly 92 years after the infamous Buck v. Bell decision, the Center presents a partial screening of “A Dangerous Idea: Eugenics, Genetics and the American Dream”—an award-winning documentary exploring the legal history of the eugenics movement in the United States. Following the screening, join the film’s co-writer and executive producer Andrew Kimbrell, acclaimed author and journalist Daniel Okrent, and law and bioethics scholars Paul Lombardo and Dorothy Robertsfor a conversation exploring the dark history of eugenics and the Constitution. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.

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