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Author: Fred D. Gray, Jeffrey Dean Gray Narrator: David Sadzin Publisher: Tantor Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2021 ISBN: 9781705284629
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In 1932, the US Public Health Service recruited 623 African American men from Macon County, Alabama, for a study of "the effects of untreated syphilis in the Negro male." For the next forty years—even after the development of penicillin, the cure for syphilis—these men were denied medical care for this potentially fatal disease.

The Tuskegee Syphilis Study was exposed in 1972, and in 1975 the government settled a lawsuit but stopped short of admitting wrongdoing. In 1997, President Bill Clinton welcomed five of the study survivors to the White House and, on behalf of the nation, officially apologized for an experiment he described as wrongful and racist.

In this book, the attorney for the men describes the background of the study, the investigation and the lawsuit, the events leading up to the presidential apology, and the ongoing efforts to see that out of this painful and tragic episode of American history comes lasting good. Download and start listening now!

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About the Narrator

Janina Edwards, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a native of Chicago and a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts acting program. Her 2016 performance of Voice of Freedom was a finalist for the Audie Award.