Several Tuskegee Study descendants joined an ad campaign to correct misinformation about the study and encourage Black people to be vaccinated as the Delta variant is on the rise.


Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan warned Black America to be skeptical of vaccines made from "their medications" to treat a disease that has disproportionately affected African Americans.

For 40 years, the Tuskegee syphilis study conducted in the state of Alabama subjected African Americans to one of the most insidious acts of racism ever endured. Fifteen years ago today, the U.S. government apologized to the survivors and their families for the study, with then-President Bill Clinton vowing that history would not repeat itself. […]