Reasons America Was Never Great #3 Tee

Reasons America Was Never Great #3 Tee


Recycled red-strip stretch tee with the phrase "REASONS AMERICA WAS NEVER GREAT" in white thread on the front of the shirt and “2. TUSKEGEE EXPERIMENT” in white thread on the back.

Size Medium: 30.5” L x 24”W

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.


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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