Tuskegee University Legacy Museum
A visitor to the museum reads about they syphilis study.
Photo of Henrietta Lacks, the 1955 Maryland patient whose cells were taken without her permission and ultimately changed the face of medicine.
Learn more about Henrietta Lacks with Rebecca Skloot's best-selling book about her life and legacy-click the link below for more information about this book.
James Jones, Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment--click the link below for more information about this book.
Backstory and Context
The upper floor of the museum houses the museum’s permanent exhibits tied to the history of the building as the former John A. Andrew and then John A. Kennedy Memorial Hospital and the current National Center for Research in Bioethics and Health Care. One side houses the exhibit on Henrietta Lacks and HeLa cells, and the other side features the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study.
2. Skloot, Rebecca. "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Black." New York, NY: Broadway Books, 2010.
3. Clare, Norris-Bell. "The Legacy Museum at Tuskegee University." Our Museums. [Blog] June 17, 2015. http://ourmuseums.com/museums/the-legacy-museum-at-tuskegee-university.