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Syphillis Victims in U.S. Study Went Untreated for 40 Years

On today’s date 42 years ago, that story broke in the New York Times.  That story was the beginning of the end of one of America’s most unethical medical studies ever conducted.  598 more words

United States

An introduction to Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington: A Re-Examination 

Research Materials 

I have been blessed with the opportunity to collaborate with fellow Tuskegee University students and faculty on a research project examining our University founder, Booker T. 418 more words


First Black Woman To Win Olympic Gold Dies

Alice Coachman Davis, the first black woman to win Olympic gold medal died early Monday in south Georgia. She was 90.Davis won Olympic gold in the high jump at the 1948 games in London with an American and Olympic record of 1.68 meters (5.51 feet), according to USA Track and Field, the American governing body of the sport. 27 more words


Alice Coachman, First Black Female Olympic Champion, Dies at 90

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By Max Meyer

Alice Coachman, the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, died Monday morning. She passed away at an Albany hospital in Georgia, a few months after suffering a stroke in April. 110 more words

Track & Field

On Discovery

When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.

Ralph Ellison (1913-1994), Novelist, Literary Critic, Scholar, Tuskegee University