Dr. Clarence Gamble, Margaret Sanger, and the “Negro Project”

On November 30, 2018, Rev. Steve Craft and I made a short video (posted below) across from the former home of Dr. Clarence Gamble in Milton, Massachusetts-a town just outside of Boston.  Dr. Gamble, a grandson of the founder of Proctor and Gamble, was the head of the Eugenics Society and a colleague of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood.   In our video Rev. Craft reads  and comments on a letter that Sanger sent to Gamble dated December 10, 1939.  The letter (pictured below) concerned the “Negro Project,” which was a plan devised by Sanger to promote birth control among Blacks .    After the video, I showed Rev. Craft the birthplace of George H.W. Bush which was just a few homes away from Gamble’s.   This led me to speculate that Prescott Bush, George’s father, and Gamble were friends.  ( George Bush passed away later that day)  While I discovered that  Prescott Bush was Planned Parenthood’s first treasurer,  I couldn’t find anything on-line connecting the two.

Recently. I visited  the Countway Library at Harvard University’s School of Medicine where Dr. Gamble’s papers are archived.  While I did not find any reference to Prescott Bush, I found numerous letters between Sanger,  and Gamble including the original letter dated December 10, 1939.   Margaret Sanger and Clarence Gamble were successful beyond their wildest dreams.  Today, there are more abortions in some black communities than there are live births, and practically event black Democrat member of Congress supports Planned Parenthood.