Stories that Heal, Stitches that Bind: The Syphilis Study and the Tuskegee Bioethics Community Quilt Project
with Professor Muhjah Shakir,
Tuskegee University Bioethics Senior Scholar, National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care, Tuskegee University
Part of the UA-wide African American Heritage Month Celebration and co-sponsored by the Frances S. Summersell Center for The Study of the South, UA Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences and UA Libraries.
In 2006, the University of Alabama and Tuskegee University were awarded a grant, Bringing Alabama's African-American History to Light: A Model Partnership, from the NHPRC (National Historical Publications and Records Commission). The primary goals of this collaborative effort are to process, preserve, and make available to researchers selected collections from both The W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library and the Tuskegee University Archives. Both universities hired project archivists, Dana Chandler at Tuskegee and Merrily Harris at UA, who are responsible for the processing of collections that are important for further exploring and understanding the African-American experience in Alabama.