Negro Project

The Negro Project, conceptualized by birth control activist Margaret Sanger and implemented by the Birth Control Federation of America, was an initiative to provide Southern black women and families with access to birth control and other forms of contraception. Dr. Clarence Gamble, physician and heir to the Proctor and Gamble soap company fortune, was also an influential figure on the project, supervising and partially funding the endeavor. While the original plan for the Negro Project included educational outreach into black communities as well as the establishment of black-operated clinical resources, the project that was implemented deviated from this original design and was ultimately unsuccessful.


The Negro Project, conceptualized by birth control activist Margaret Sanger and implemented by the Birth Control Federation of America, was an initiative to provide Southern black women and families with access to birth control and other forms of contraception. Dr. Clarence Gamble, physician and heir to the Proctor and Gamble soap company fortune, was also an influential figure on the project, supervising and partially funding the endeavor. While the original plan for the Negro Project included educational outreach into black communities as well as the establishment of black-operated clinical resources, the project that was implemented deviated from this original design and was ultimately unsuccessful.
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