Faced with having their federal funding cut off entirely, the staff of a syphilis treatment center in Tuskegee, Alabama is forced to institute a government-mandated research project in which they study – without the patients’ knowledge – the effects of the disease on untreated black patients. Based on the true story of the decades-long Tuskegee experiment, this HBO-produced drama is adapted from Dr. David Feldshuh’s award-winning stage play.
Tarlton’s Law in Popular Culture collection (LPOP) is always growing with the addition of new titles, including feature films and television series on DVD. We’re spreading the word by featuring selected titles here on our blog. LPOP videos and DVDs are exclusively available to the UT law school community, i.e. students, staff and faculty, for three day loan. Enjoy!