Did Bell Believe in Universal Suffrage?
Yes. Bell was extremely inclusive in his views about society and believed that all adult citizens had a right to vote regardless of wealth, income, gender, social status, race, ethnicity, or any other restriction. In a 1901 letter from Bell to his wife Mabel, he wrote “I believe in universal suffrage, without qualification of education, sex, color […]
Was Bell Connected to the U.S. Supreme Court Case of Buck V. Bell?
No. The controversial case Buck v. Bell, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that laws mandating the sterilization of the mentally handicapped did not violate the Constitution, was decided in 1927. The “Bell” in Buck v. Bell was Dr. John H. Bell, who had no relationship whatsoever to Alexander Graham Bell who died in 1922. Dr. John […]