History

The Tuskegee Experiment 50 Years Later: A BET News Special Interview With The Associated Press Reporter Who Exposed It All

Part two of BET.com’s discussion with Jean Heller, whose 1972 investigation exposed an unfathomable, and, yet government sanctioned, case of racism.
08/01/2022

The Tuskegee Experiment: The Granddaughter of One of the Syphilis Study Victims Explains How His Story Has Implications That Are Still Felt Today

Willie Harris was one of 623 men unknowingly subjected to human experimentation. His granddaughter now wants to use this travesty to better educate the Black community about overall health and wellness.
08/01/2022

The Tuskegee Experiment 50 Years Later: Uncovering the Buried Truth

From 1932 to 1972, U.S. government scientists experimented with the lives of poor Black men without their knowledge and got away with it. Here’s a historical explanation into exactly what happened.
07/25/2022

Women’s History Month: Harriet Tubman’s Life and Legacy, Seen Through The Eyes Of Her Descendant

March marks 200 years since she was born, but her great-great-great-grandniece tells BET.com ‘Aunt Harriet’ was as much about taking care of people as she was about freeing them.
03/02/2022

Cherokee Nation Seeking To Collect Family Histories Of Slave Descendants As It Remembers Those Enslaved By The Tribe

The Native American nation put thousands of African Americans in bondage, denied them citizenship and are atoning for the wrongful deed.
02/14/2022

Macy Gray Says Time's Up For U.S. Flag, Calls For Redesign

The singer wants the flag to be all-inclusive.
06/21/2021

Educators Taking Action With Rallies Against Bills Targeting Teaching America’s Racial History

The Day of Action seeks to create awareness.
06/11/2021