In 1975, wives, widows and offspring are added to the benefits program provided for in the settlement of in the case of the US Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee (see timeline entry for 1973). August 28, 2018 No Comments Reference: https://www.cdc.gov/tuskegee/timeline.htm Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like March 23, 2019 The state of Virginia, one of more than 30 other states that practiced forced sterilizations, followed North Carolina’s lead and has since 2016 been awarding $25,000 to each survivor (“Virginia Votes Compensation for Victims of its Eugenic Sterilization Program” by Jaydee Hanson, Center for Genetics and Society, March 5, 2015). June 28, 2018 In 1797, the US Congress rejects the North Carolina Slave Petition, the first recorded petition for an end to slavery by freed Blacks. June 29, 2018 Beginning work in 2011, the Illinois Torture Inquiry Relief Commission (TIRC) refers 17 cases to circuit court for judicial review for potential relief. Three convicts are freed based on review of their cases. Individuals may initiate claims to the commission. As of April 2016, another 130 cases are heard regarding torture not committed by former Chicago Police Department commander Jon Burge or his subordinates.