Advocating for Victims of Injustice

Hardin has urged states to compensate their surviving victims of eugenic sterilization.


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Judge Rules Tobacco Firms Misled Public

Philip Morris USA and other tobacco companies broke U.S. racketeering law over five decades and deceived the public to “fill the coffers” with profits, a federal judge ruled yesterday.


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Farmer, Followers Put Spotlight on Racism

By Peter Hardin, Times-Dispatch Washington Correspondent May 30, 1999 A1 WASHINGTON– On the winter night that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman unveiled a multimillion-dollar civil rights settlement with black farmers, he awkwardly saluted John W. Boyd Jr. “Mr. Boyd sometimes was not the easiest person to see around these hallways, but he pressed the case […]


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Documentary Genocide: Families Surnames on Racial Hit List

By Peter Hardin, Times-Dispatch Washington Correspondent Sunday,March 5, 2000 A1 Long before the Indian woman gave birth to a baby boy, Virginia branded him with a race other than his own. The young Monacan Indian mother delivered her son at Lynchburg General Hospital in 1971. Proud of her Indian heritage, the woman was dismayed when […]


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Segregation’s Era of Science: Eugenics Altered Lives

From 1927 to 1979, about 8,300 Virginians were sterilized involuntarily – rendered unable to have children – as eugenics adherents applied theory mixed with social prejudice to alter human lives.


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How Two Senators Molded a Court

When mourners gathered to bury Strom Thurmond, William W. Wilkins was one of five people invited to eulogize the South Carolina Republican and longest-serving U.S. senator in history.


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State Patients Once Used as Guinea Pigs

In the last war that touched American soil, there was a biological killer and a federal investigation.


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Seeking Sovereignty: Indians Face Barriers, See Benefits in Quest

By Peter Hardin Times-Dispatch Washington Correspondent Monday,March 6, 2000
 A1 The era of Virginia’s Racial Integrity Act and Dr. Walter Ashby Plecker, the state official who used it to besiege Virginia’s Indians, is over. But Virginia’s Indians still are working to overcome the legacy of Plecker’s efforts to wipe out their existence on paper. Virginia’s […]


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Illicit Tobacco: Illegal Profits, Public Peril

An updated analysis of the widespread, illegal international tobacco trade written for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.


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