Margaret Sanger 's The Prevention Of African American Births

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Margaret Sanger: Did her support in the Reproductive Rights Movement include support of the prevention of African-American births?

Student name: Nikole McLeish
Candidate Number : 0000000000
Word Count: 1905

Part A: Plan of Investigation
Margaret Sanger: Did her support in the Reproductive Rights Movement include support of the prevention of African-American births?
In this investigation, the aim is to analyze Margaret Sanger during her reign as a birth control activist to determine whether she advocated the prevention of African American births. To determine her stance on the prevention of African-American births, the investigation will focus on influences around her, such as upbringing, society, and her close friends, and evaluate her actions, writings and speeches. Using these aspects of her life, as well as opinions from various authors, to evaluate her stance can reveal Sanger’s motives for her support of the Reproductive Rights Movement.

Part B: Summary of Evidence
Influences (Upbringing, Friends/Supporters, Organizations)
 Sanger had 10 siblings. Her family grew while her father’s income decreased.
 Sanger claims the most successful approach to teach Negroes is through religion and that “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population…”
 Martin Luther King and W.E.B Dubois supported Sanger.
 Sanger planned the First World Population Conference in Geneva and invited known racists:, Henry Fairchild, Edward
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