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The experiment turned out to be a heinous government experiment in which hundreds of Black men with syphilis infection 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 Washington Post wrote.

In 2001 a Washington Post headline reported, “Miss Evers’ Misses The Mark On Tuskegee Tragedy.” In my opinion, that statement of admonishment for the 2001 HBO film about the story of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment is an understatement. In other words, this egregious tragedy was turned into a Black love story and a Black History Month 2001 promotion.


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