Mural of Margaret Sanger

The Negro Project was pro-choice not pro-genocide

“The Negro Project had nothing to do with some nefarious plot to exterminate Black people or to “sterilize unknowing Black women,” as claimed by—which is a widely read website seemingly dedicated to spreading false information about Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood. Rather, the Negro Project was a concerted effort by Sanger and Black community leaders to bring birth control to the South in a way that would assuage the deep-seated fears of Black birth control opponents like Marcus Garvey, who believed that the use of birth control in the Black community was tantamount to Black genocide.”

How False Narratives of Margaret Sanger Are Being Used to Shame Black Women – Rewire News Group

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Recent news (July 21, 2020): Planned Parenthood in N.Y. Disavows Margaret Sanger Over Eugenics – The New York Times (

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