ODIE: Reasons America was never Great... Tuskegee Experiment Jersey

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ODIE: Reasons America was never Great... Tuskegee Experiment Jersey

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The Tuskegee syphilis experiment was a clinical study performed by our government’s U.S. Public Health Service between 1932-1972. Investigators enrolled 600 poor black sharecroppers, of which 399 had previously contracted syphilis before the study began, and 201 did not have the disease. After funding for treatment was lost, the study continued without informing the men that they would never be treated. None of the men were ever told that they had the disease, and none were treated with penicillin — even after the antibiotic was proven to successfully treat syphilis.

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About ODIE:

Recycled, unisex embroidered pieces designed to shed light on historical untruths & recurrent issues affecting marginalized communities.

“ODIE” is an acronym for “Or Does It Explode,” a line from Langston Hughes' ‘Harlem’ poem & the title of the civil rights chapter of Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of the United States,’ the influential non-fiction work that presents a factual history of America. 

By spreading social justice truths through graphic messaging, ODIE intends to educate the misinformed in an assertive, accessible way— one piece at a time.

Each ODIE NOLA piece is custom one-of-one. 30% of each sale goes towards VOTE NOLA, an organization working to reform the criminal (in)justice system by advocating for the rights of those formerly incarcerated.