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In February of 1994 at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library in Charlottesville, VA, a symposium was held entitled “Doing Bad in the Name of Good?: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study and Its Legacy.” Resulting from this gathering was the creation of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study Legacy Committee which met for the first time in January 18th & 19th of 1996. The committee had two goals; (1) to persuade President Clinton to apologize on behalf of the government for the atrocities of the study and (2) to develop a strategy to address the damages of the study to the psyche of African-Americans and others about the ethical behavior of government-led research; rebuilding the reputation of Tuskegee through public education about the study, developing a clearinghouse on the ethics of scientific research and scholarship and assembling training programs for health care providers. After intensive discussions, the Committee’s final report in May of 1996 urged President Clinton to apologize for the emotional, medical, research and psychological damage of the study. On May 16th at a White House ceremony attended by the men, members of the Legacy Committee and others representing the medical and research communities, the apology was delivered to the surviving participants of the study and families of the deceased.

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Senate and only the second African American since Reconstruction to be a Senator.

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I must admit that at times I found his obsession with the problems associated with actually measuring Intelligence to distinguish between smart and dumb a bit excessive. Especially as he makes no effort to suggest improvements. After all anyone who had ever used the outcome of an IQ test as part of an assessment of an individual. Has learned from experience that an IQ test can only give an inkling of the precise mental capacity of an individual. As a school child I was IQ tested in both Afrikaans and English as I was considered bilingual. In retrospect I can only think it was part of a PhD study to standardize IQ tests in Afrikaans. That original Afrikaans IQ questionaire version was a total disaster due to poor phrasing. My Afrikaans IQ was apparently about 50 points lower than my English IQ! Given this background I wonder at the effectiveness of American IQ tests designed to measure IQ among WASP’s, when used among non-WASPS.

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On the question of finding genes for IQ, I deal with two examples in the book: first, Bruce Lahn’s thoroughly discredited claims to have found two genes implicated in intelligence and less prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa. What has been shown without any doubt is that neither of these alleles have anything to do with intelligence or brain size; second, I deal with the KL-VS gene, which some publications claimed was an IQ gene. I show that there is no evidence for this. All that has been established is that enhances the short-term memory of old people. It has not been tested among people younger than 50 and the volunteers have never been presented with IQ tests. This allele does appear to have some variation in terms of population group. For example, from the very limited data available, more African Americans than white Americans seem to have KL-VS.

at Harvard and then spent two years studying at the University of Berlin before becoming the first African American to earn a Ph.D.

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Although Carver had to work and live on his own while still a boy, he managed to finish high school and became the first African American student to enroll at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.

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The study took place in Macon County, Alabama, the county seat of Tuskegee referred to as the “Black Belt” because of its rich soil and vast number of black sharecroppers who were the economic backbone of the region. The research itself took place on the campus of Tuskegee Institute.

A grant from the American Scandinavian Foundation enabled him to go to Denmark to study

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earning her position in American letters with the production of A Raisin in the Sun in 1959, becoming the first black woman to have a play on Broadway and the first African American to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award.

Tuskegee syphilis study, American medical research project that earned notoriety for its unethical experimentation on African American patients in the rural South.

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Furious at the official government policy that mandated whites' and African Americans' blood would be given only to members of their respective races, he resigned from his post and returned to Howard.

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As well as working for education, Bethune founded the Circle of Negro War Relief in New York City during World War I, was vice president of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation, and served as president for two terms in the National Association of Colored Women, advising the Coolidge and Hoover administrations on African American issues.