Black on Black Cinema

Miss Evers‘ Boys - Episode 205

August 31, 2021

This week on Black on Black Cinema, the crew returns with special guest Elizabeth from the "Truth...Lies...Shenanigans" Podcast. This week we discuss the 1997 film "Miss Evers' Boys" starring Alfre Woodard and Laurence Fishburne. The film tells the story of the Tuskegee experiment, a U.S. Federal Government secret medical experiment on poor African American men in the years 1932–1972, designed to study the effects of untreated syphilis. The story is told from the perspective of the small town nurse Eunice Evers (Alfre Woodard) who is well aware of the lack of treatment but feels her role is to console the involved men, many of whom are her close friends.


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