American Experience

Thomas Hunt Morgan

Clip: Season 30 | 1m 19s

Thomas Hunt Morgan was an American biologist and zoologist. He joined the board of the Eugenics Record Office when it was founded in 1904. But after a decade of crossing thousands of mutant fruit flies, Morgan made a startling discovery — that eugenics had no business informing American laws, and Morgan left the Eugenics Record Office.

Aired: 10/16/18

Rating: NR

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