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 28, 2018 Despite the reversal of the Major General W. T. Sherman’s Special Field Order No. 15 (see timeline entry for January 16, 1865), former slave Robert Dellegall is bequeathed former plantation lands, which become the home of a Gullah community on Harris Neck, Georgia from 1865 to 1942. June 29, 2018 In 2005, JP Morgan Chase and Wachovia apologize for their connections to slavery. June 28, 2018 On April 9, 1866, the US Congress passes the Civil Rights Act, granting citizenship and equal rights to Black Americans.