Against Their Will
The Winston-Salem Journal
Sona Makker

The Winston-Salem Journal's award-winning "Against Their Will" series, released in 2002, is credited with spurring public interest and demands for action to repeal eugenic sterilization laws in North Carolina and elsewhere, and to explore the possibility of compensation for affected people. Based in part on Joanna Schoen's research on North Carolina's eugenics program, it gave extensive background on the work of the Eugenics Board, with detailed statistics, victim's stories, and historical information on the broader eugenics movement in the United States.

Click here to read the entire five-part series online.