Elnora Mills
3 months ago
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Eugenics victims still waiting for compensation

The sterilization of people thought to have mental defects is a real part of North Carolina history. After a Eugenics Compensation Bill passed last year victims are still waiting for their money.
McCrory, Tillis tout NC eugenics compensation
10 months ago
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McCrory, Tillis tout NC eugenics compensation

North Carolina officials say help is on the way for some people sterilized under orders of state officials over several decades, but only a fraction of those who lost the chance to start a family will be compensated.
Victims of NC eugenics board qualify for payment
1 year ago
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Victims of NC eugenics board qualify for payment

Officials overseeing a $10 million fund set up to compensate victims of North Carolina's forced sterilization program say about 180 people have qualified so far to receive payments.
NC sterilization agency reports 780 claims filed
1 year ago
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NC sterilization agency reports 780 claims filed

Nearly 800 people thought to be victims of North Carolina's sterilization program have submitted forms to claim compensation from the state. The Office for Justice of Sterilization Victims says as of July 17, it has received 780 forms from potential eugenics board victims. They had until June 30 to submit a claim to be considered for compensation.
NAACP seeks to extend deadline for eugenics claims
1 year ago
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NAACP seeks to extend deadline for eugenics claims

North Carolina's NAACP is sending an open letter to the governor, speaker of the House and state Senate leaders seeking a yearlong deadline extension for victims of the state's eugenics program.
Victims of NC eugenics program file claims
1 year ago
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Victims of NC eugenics program file claims

A North Carolina agency is reviewing claims of people who have previously identified themselves as victims of the state's forced sterilization program so they can verify their eligibility for one-time payments from a $10 million compensation fund.
Eugenics victim says payoff can’t fix what happened
2 years ago
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Eugenics victim says payoff can’t fix what happened

The General Assembly is poised to vote on the proposed $21 billion state budget. This time around, the plan offers $10 million to compensate victims of the state's forced sterilization program.
Gov. McCrory discusses jobs in our area, budget plan
2 years ago
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Gov. McCrory discusses jobs in our area, budget plan

Gov. Pat McCrory made his first visit to Wilmington since taking office. He discussed job development in the region and the budget plan he announced yesterday, including how it would impact the Marine Technology program at Cape Fear Community College.
Local eugenics victim speaks out
3 years ago
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Local eugenics victim speaks out

They became unwilling victims after their home state deemed them unfit to reproduce. Now 39 years after the Eugenics program ended they are being given a voice inside of the state house.
StarNews: Rep. Susi Hamilton sponsors bill to compensate eugenics victims
3 years ago
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StarNews: Rep. Susi Hamilton sponsors bill to compensate eugenics victims

A local lawmaker is one of the primary sponsors of legislation in the N.C. House to compensate victims of the state's former eugenics program, which during parts of the last century sterilized residents deemed unfit to reproduce.