A Powerful Interview With Descendants of a Tuskegee Syphilis Study Survivor

Zora editor Morgan Jerkins spoke with two descendants of one of the 600 Black men who was unknowingly a part of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, a U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) project that left hundreds of men untreated for the disease and misled about the purpose of the study. The interview, in Jerkins’ words, is to “bridge the gap between the past and present and underscore the nuances across Black American anxieties, the legacy of experimentation on marginalized people, and the current global pandemic.” Read the full interview below, which includes insights on the Covid-19 vaccine.



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