Governor’s Task Force to Determine the Method of Compensation for Victims of North Carolina’s Eugenics Board

A five-member Governor’s Task Force to Determine the Method of Compensation for Victims of North Carolina’s Eugenics Board was established on March 8, 2011 with Executive Order No. 83.

The North Carolina Office of Justice for Sterilization Victims, as a Division of the North Carolina Department of Administration, will provided the necessary professional, administrative, and staff support services to the Task Force.

Task Force Duties

The five member panel shall have the following duties:

  1. Recommend possible methods or forms of compensation to those persons forcibly sterilized under the North Carolina Eugenics Board program.
  2. Evaluate recommendations from previous commissions regarding the North Carolina Eugenics Board program and sterilization victims.
  3. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Governor.
The Task Force shall provide preliminary recommendations to the Governor by August 1, 2011 and a final report by February 1, 2012.

Task Force Membership

Task Force members were appointed by the Governor. Membership consists of the following five positions:

Former Judge: Fetzer 'Frank' Mills
Physician: Dr. Laura Gerald, Chairperson
Former Journalist: Phoebe Zerwick
Historian: Dr. Lenwood G. Davis
Attorney: Demetrius Worley Berry

The Task Force will meet monthly or upon the call of the Chair.


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Task Force Meeting Minutes, Presentations & Reports

Wed, April, 27, 2011
Agenda Minutes
Presentations:

Presentation 1:
History of NC Eugenics & The Role of the Foundation
Charmaine S. Fuller Cooper, Executive Director
NC Office of Justice for Sterilization Victims

Presentation 2:
Estimation of Number of Sterilization Victim Survivors
Don Akin, Statistician
State Center for Health Statistics

Wed, May 25, 2011
Agenda Minutes  
Presentations:
Department of Cultural Resources
by Sarah Koonts - State Collections
Debbi Blake - State Archives

Handout A – Cultural Resources’ Eugenics Collection Finding Aid
Handout B – Eugenics Board Minutes – October 1950
Handout C – Eugenics Board Hearing – January 1969
Handout D – Redacted Patient Case File
Handout E – Redacted Patient Case File

Presentation Handouts:
Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities
by Barbara Pullen-Smith, Director
Lisa Hodges, Public Health Program Consultant
Presentation Handout

N.C. Office of Justice for Sterilization Victims - Clearinghouse Program
Charmaine S. Fuller Cooper, Director
Presentation Handout

Wed, June 22, 2011 - Public Hearing
Agenda Minutes
Wed, July 13, 2011
Agenda Minutes
Mon, Aug 1, 2011
Governor's Eugenics Compensation Task Force Preliminary Report
Thurs, Oct. 27, 2011
Upcoming Meeting,
10 a.m. - Governor's Crime Commission, 1201 Front St - Suite 200, 2nd floor, Raleigh, NC
 
Agenda Minutes
Tues, Dec. 6, 2011
Agenda Minutes
Task Force Member Reports reviewing possible Compensation & Other Services
Eugenics Data by County
Tues, Jan. 10, 2012
Upcoming Meeting,
10 a.m. - Governor's Crime Commission, 1201 Front St - Suite 200, 2nd floor, Raleigh, NC
 
Agenda
Tues, Jan. 27, 2012
Final Task Force Report and Recommendations

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