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“It was wrong. We are ashamed of our role. We are deeply sorry.”

Christopher F. Koller, president of the Milbank Memorial Fund, apologizing for its role in the Tuskegee syphilis study, which was revealed 50 years ago. The foundation covered the funeral expenses for the hundreds of Black men in Alabama who were left to die so that government researchers could study the impacts of syphilis. The fund also made a monetary donation to a descendants’ group, the Voices for Our Fathers Legacy Foundation, in addition to its formal apology. (Associated Press — June 11, 2022)

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