Tuskegee Syphilis Study descendants to seek settlement money
July 16, 2017
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Descendants of hundreds of black men who were left untreated for syphilis during an infamous government study want a judge to give them any money remaining from a $9 million legal settlement over the program.
The head of an organization for descendants of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study said the money could help fund college scholarships the group provides, and members would like to develop a memorial garden dedicated to the men.
Some of the funds also could go to a county-owned museum located in Tuskegee that has separately requested the funds, but the decision should...