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'Miss Evers' Boys' film to be presented at Shepherd

November 13, 2012

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — The Shepherd University Common Reading Program will show the movie “Miss Evers’ Boys” in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies auditorium on Thursday at 7 p.m.

An after-film discussion will be led by Kathy Corpus, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences. The movie is free and open to the public.

The film tells the story of the Tuskegee Experiment, a secret medical experiment on poor African Americans from 1932 to 1972, designed to study the effects of untreated syphilis.

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