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Medical Exploitation & Black Men – Tuskegee Syphilis Study Part 2

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Medical Exploitation & Black Men – Tuskegee Syphilis Study Part 2

In this episode we continue our discussion of the notorious Tuskegee Syphilis Study, a horrendous example of medical exploitation inflicted upon African Americans. We cover how and why the study…
February 18, 2022

Medical Exploitation & Black Men – Tuskegee Syphilis Study Part 2

In this episode we continue our discussion of the notorious Tuskegee Syphilis Study, a horrendous example of medical exploitation inflicted upon African Americans. We cover how and why the study ended and its legacy. And we highlight PushBlack, a non-profit media organization that is dedicated to raising up Black voices.

 

Visit the PushBlack website, https://pushblack.org/, and follow them on social media @wearepushblack to support their work, donate, and purchase merchandise. You can also check out their podcast, Black History Year.

 

If you would like to suggest a topic we should discuss, share your own personal story, or shoutout an organization or individual please email us at [email protected]

 

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @distrustanddisparities and Twitter @DistrustPod.

 

Resources: 

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical experimentation on Black Americans from the Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington

 

About the USPHS Syphilis Study – Tuskegee University

https://www.tuskegee.edu/about-us/centers-of-excellence/bioethics-center/about-the-usphs-syphilis-study

 

The Tuskegee Experiment: Crash Course Black American History #29

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56gqCXlUCoE

 

Audio of Tuskegee Participant: 

Apology to Survivors of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8Kr-0ZE1XY&t=788s

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