Local Legislators Sponsor Forum, Reception Featuring Globally Renowned Eugenics Expert on Sept 1 at WSSU

Edwin Black

Edwin Black

August 24, 2011
    The public is invited to a presentation and reception featuring globally renowned author and eugenics expert Edwin Black at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) on Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. in 102 FL Atkins Building on campus.

    Free and open to the public, the presentation is titled “Eugenics – From North Carolina to Auschwitz.” The event’s major sponsors are North Carolina legislators Rep. Larry M. Womble (Winston-Salem 71st District), Rep. Earline W. Parmon (72nd District), Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines, Forsyth Tech President Dr. Gary M. Green, Winston-Salem Urban League President Keith Grandberry and North Carolina Holocaust Council Chair Michael Abramson.

    Black is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling and international investigative author of 80 award-winning editions in 14 languages and 65 countries, as well as scores of newspaper and magazine articles in major publications of the United States, Europe and Israel.  He is the editor of The Cutting Edge News, which receives more than 1.5 million visits monthly.  From 1929 until 1974, an estimated 7,600 North Carolina women and men, many of whom were poor, undereducated, institutionalized, sick or disabled, were sterilized by force or
 coercion under the authorization of the North Carolina Eugenics Board program.  In March, N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue established, “The Governor’s Task Force to Determine the Method of Compensation for Victims of North Carolina’s Eugenics Board.”

    With more than a million books in print,  Black’s work focuses on genocide and hate, corporate criminality and corruption, governmental misconduct, academic fraud, philanthropic abuse, oil addiction, alternative energy and historical investigation.  Editors have submitted Black's work 10 times for Pulitzer Prize nomination, and in recent years he has been the recipient of a series of top editorial awards. He has also contributed to a number of anthologies worldwide.

    For his work, Black has been interviewed on hundreds of network broadcasts from Oprah, the Today Show, CNN Wolf Blitzer Reports and NBC Dateline in the US to the leading networks of Europe and Latin America. His works have been the subject of numerous documentaries, here and abroad. Many of his books have been optioned by Hollywood for film, with two in active production. Black's speaking tours include hundreds of events in dozens of cities each year, appearing at prestigious venues from the Library of Congress in Washington to the Simon Wiesenthal Institute in Los Angeles and in Europe from London's British War Museum and Amsterdam's Institute for War Documentation to Munich's Carl Orff Hall.

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