NC Bookwatch

Karin Zipf | Bad Girls at Samarcand

Season 19 Episode 1924 | 26m 45s

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NC's Eugenics program continues to be at the forefront of the state conversation as lawmakers consider compensation legislation. Professor Karin Zipf takes a detailed look at the State Home & Industrial School in Eagle Springs, commonly known as Samarcand Manor, the 1931 arson case, & the large role that eugenics-based classification policies played in the “reformation” of poor white girls.

Aired: 06/22/17 | Rating: NR

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