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Washington Post headline: “Miss Evers’ Misses The Mark On Tuskegee Tragedy.” That statement of admonishment for the 2001 HBO film about the story of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment is an understatement. “The experiment turned out to be a heinous government experiment in which hundreds of Black men with syphilis went untreated for 40 years. While the government lied to the men and pretended to heal them, they suffered blindness, deafness, deterioration of bones and the central nervous system, insanity, heart disease – and ultimately death,” the Post continued. In other words, HBO turned this egregious tragedy into a Black love story as a Black History Month promotion. This title from the Tony Brown Online Video Library collection corrects that mistake by “Guarding Our Past and Freeing The Future” with “Another Version Of The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment.”