Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement

June 4, 2019
Race and Membership

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Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, many people believed that eugenics, or “race science,” was a progressive solution to social problems. Followers of eugenics argued that protecting “racial purity” was essential in creating a healthy nation. In the United States and around the world, eugenics had a profound impact on educational and public policies.

In this seminar you will:

  • Explore the ideas and practices that emerged from the Eugenics Movement, the Reconstruction Era policies that supported the racism of the Jim Crow era, and the challenges of desegregation during the Civil Rights Movement
  • Explore the implications of nationhood being defined biologically in the early part of the 20th century and the echoes and legacies of this movement today
  • Discuss the impact eugenics had on educational and public policies
  • Receive a free copy of Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement

After this seminar you will:

  • Receive coaching and support as you implement this in your classroom
  • Become part of the Facing History Educator Network, with access to educator resources, including unit and lesson plans, study guides, and books & DVDs accessible through our free online lending library
Facing History and Ourselves - Memphis
115 Huling Ave
Memphis, TN 38103
June 4, 2019 - June 6, 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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