Featured Film and Discussion: Miss Evers' Boys

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April 6
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM


Event Description

Join the Critical Cinema for Public Health Course in viewing the film Miss Evers’ Boys. The film showcases a nurse, Eunice Evers, where she is chosen to facilitate a program intended to curb syphilis rates among African Americans in rural Alabama, she is gratified to be able to serve her community. Over time, however, the study becomes twisted into a shocking human experiment in which patients are systematically denied much-needed medicine. Decades after the fact, Evers is called before a Senate committee to testify as to what really happened during the infamous "Tuskegee Study."  Discussion to follow film.

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