Tuskegee Syphilis Study

In 1996,  President William J. Clinton issued an official apology for the Tuskegee Syphilis study. The government-sponsored study took place at the Tuskegee Institute in Macon County, Alabama. The study examined the effects of syphilis and was carried out over four decades on African-American men from whom necessary treatment was withheld and who were given inadequate information about the experiment. Over 600 African-American men and their families were affected.