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The connection between Abolitionism/Civil Rights Movement of the 60s and Eugenics/Nazism

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The Darwin Family is the key point.

Abolitionism/Civil Rights Movement of the 60s:

>Josiah Wedgwood FRS (12 July 1730 – 3 January 1795) was an English potter, entrepreneur, and abolitionist. Founding the Wedgwood company in 1759, he developed improved pottery bodies by systematic experimentation, and was the leader in the industrialisation of the manufacture of European pottery

>A prominent abolitionist fighting slavery, Wedgwood is remembered too for his Am I Not a Man And a Brother? anti-slavery medallion (which became a symbol of the Abolitionist Movement in the USA). He was a member of the Darwin–Wedgwood family, and he was the grandfather of Charles and Emma Darwin

>Abolitionism, or the abolitionist movement, was the movement to end slavery. In Western Europe and the Americas, abolitionism was a historic movement that sought to end the Atlantic slave trade and liberate the enslaved people

>The abolitionist movement paved the way for the black civil rights movement in the United States


>Eugenics is a term coined in 1883 by Francis Galton (1822-1911), meaning "well born". Galton defined eugenics as "the study of the agencies under social control that may improve or impair the racial qualities of future generations either physically or mentally". The thema is quite controversial, particularly after the rise of Nazi eugenics, which became a fundamental part of the "racial purity" ideology, which culminated in the Holocaust

>Galton was influenced by the magnum opus of his cousin Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species, where the concept of natural selection appears. Based on it, Galton proposed artificial selection for the improvement of the human population according to criteria considered best at the time