Today in Black History: July 25, 1972 “The Tuskegee Syphilis Study”


On July 25, 1972 reports came out that The United States Public Health Service had been conducting a clinical experiment on black men, which was known as The Tuskegee Syphilis Study. Between 1932 and 1972 experiments were giving to black men in Macon County, Alabama. During the study, the men were never told they would contract syphilis nor were they given treatment for it. They were given free medical care, meals, and free burial insurance. The study came to an end because associated press journalist Jean Heller broke the story and it appread in the New York and Washington Times.


For more information on The Tuskegee Syphilis Study visit here!



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