My Home, NC

Lillian Exum Clement

Special | 10m 24s  | Video has closed captioning.

Lillian Exum Clement blazed a path as NC’s first woman legislator. Her one term in the NC House was marked with the passage of 16 pieces of legislation. She was also one of the state’s first female attorneys with her own criminal law practice. Although pioneering in many ways, she was also a proponent of eugenics, even introducing a bill to forcibly sterilize women deemed “mentally incompetent.”

Aired: 04/18/23

Rating: NR

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My Home, NC is a local public television program presented by PBS NC.