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Miss Evers' Boys

Miss Evers' Boys(1997)

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Brief Synopsis

Drama about the controversial Tuskegee, Alabama, syphilis experiments of the 1930s and 1940s, performed on unknowing black men. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by David Feldshuh. The story centers on nurse Eunice Evers who works at Tuskegee Hospital in 1932 to assist in caring for poor black men with syphilis. Government funding becomes available to study syphilitic African-American men who will receive no medical treatment as a way to establish whether the disease affects blacks and whites differently. Evers reluctantly goes along, lying to the men while giving them only vitamins and tonics. As the years pass, the afflicted men never receive treatment. Eventually all the men die and the full truth of the inhumane experiment is revealed in a U.S. Senate hearing decades later.

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Joseph Sargent Director
Ossie Davis Mr Evers
Laurence Fishburne Caleb Humphries
Craig Sheffer Dr Douglas
E. G. Marshall Senate Chairman
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  • Well worth watching!

    lyn 2008-02-11

    This movie is not only worth watching, it's a part of history that we as human beings needed to hear about. It was very enjoyable and sad at the same... MORE>