In the summer of 1973, a class-action lawsuit is filed on behalf of participants, and their families, in the US Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee. 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 June 29, 2018 In response to evidence generated by Deadria C. Farmer-Paellmann regarding insurance company practices, the State of California requires insurers to search their archives for slave policies. June 29, 2018 Deadria C. Farmer-Paellmann confronts Aetna Incorporated with evidence that a predecessor company had written so-called “Aetna Slave Policy” on the lives of slaves with slaveholders as policy beneficiaries, thereby helping to finance the institution of slavery. Farmer-Paellmann asks that the company apologize and pay restitution. Aetna agrees to do both. June 28, 2018 In 1829, in his “Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World,” David Walker asserts that “the White Christian Americans” were the most cruel and barbarous people who have ever lived.