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“Authoring and Staging Miss Evers’ Boys: A Conversation with David Feldshuh”

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9 Iyyar 5781

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

David Feldshuh will frame the conversation on April 21 by describing his personal and artistic journey as a physician and playwright working to understand the implications and significance of the Tuskegee Study.
For forty years, 600 African American men were encapsulated in the longest non-therapeutic medical study in United States history: “The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male.”  These men were told only that they had “bad blood,” and were not treated even after penicillin became available as the standard of care for their illness. The legacy of this study continues to this very moment and is revealed in the distrust of many in minority communities of the medical establishment and the Covid vaccination program.

Miss Evers’ Boys” is a fictional, dramatic account of the journey of a group of these men and the nurse they trusted.  The play was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama and, as an HBO film, received five Emmys including Best Picture and the President’s Award for contributing to vital social issues.  The HBO film helped catalyze an apology by the United States Government to the survivors of the Tuskegee Study and the creation of the National Center for Bioethics in 1997.

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Temple Beth-El, 402 N. Tioga St., Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 273-5775
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