Sci-Vi | No.34/ Tuskegee Study on Syphilis
1922
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No.34/ Tuskegee Study on Syphilis

34th TED-ED – TAW coproduction

Synopsis: Afflicting nearly 1 in 10 Americans, syphilis was ravaging the U.S. in the 1930s. Many doctors believed syphilis affected Black and white patients differently, and the Public Health Service launched an experiment to investigate, recruiting 600 Black men to take part. But the study was centered on a lie: the men wouldn’t actually receive treatment. Susan Reverby details the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.

View full lesson: Ugly History: The U.S. Syphilis Experiment – Susan M. Reverby

Length: 05 min 18 sec

Release Date: June  8, 2021

Educator: Susan M. Reverby

Directors: Ouros Animation (Philip Piaget, Rikke Planeta)

Narrator: Christina Greer

Storyboard Artists: Rikke Planeta, Philip Piaget

Animator: Philip Piaget

Art Director: Federico Pirovano

Producers: The Animation Workshop, Bethany Cutmore-Scott 

Music: Stephen LaRosa

Sound Designer: Stephen LaRosa

Director of Production: Gerta Xhelo

Editorial Producers: Alex Rosenthal, Dan Kwartler

Script Editor: Iseult Gillespie

Production Coordinator:  Abdallah Ewis

Fact-Checker: Jennifer Nam

About Ouros Animation: Ouros is an animation production company founded by Philip Piaget and Rikke Planeta in 2018, located at Arsenalet Creative Hub in Viborg, Denmark. Ouros is a company hell-bent in creating unique visual projects that resonate with people and demonstrate passion for the craft of animation and film-making.