Critical Thinking Questions
- What did the 1840 Census reveal? Were the results valid? Why? Why not?
- What were the “Black Diseases”? Were they in fact ‘Black Diseases” Why? Why not?
- In two to three paragraphs, explain the history and progression of the Tuskegee Experiment. Some points that should be highlighted – What was the purpose of the Tuskegee Experiment? Who were the major players? Why was Tuskegee chosen as the site of the study? What were participants told of their participation? What did they receive in exchange for their participation? What was the final outcome? What is the legacy of the study?
- Who introduced the term eugenics? How did the term racial hygiene relate to eugenics? What was the goal of eugenicists? What was the role of Margaret Sanger in The Negro Project?