Metalsmiths for Change

Kelly Tully -

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  • Regular price $175.00

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✨AUCTION✨ This 24-hr auction starts February 27th at 10am PT and ends February 28th at 10am PT.


HOW TO BID: Comment your bid under the "🔥PLACE BIDS HERE🔥" comment, and TAG who you are outbidding by clicking "reply" to the highest bidder. 100% of auction proceeds will benefit: @caahealth @black_minds_matter_ & @blackmalevoterproject

ITEM DESCRIPTION: From 1932-1972 the United state Public Health Service conducted the Tuskegee Syphilis study. An unethical experimentation on 600 black men observing the effects of untreated syphilis. The men were told they would receive free medical exams, free meals during examinations burial insurance. They were told they were receiving treatment for “bad blood”, when they unknowingly were injected with syphilis and observed without treatment, which became available in 1947. 40 spouses and 19 children also contracted syphilis. This piece was made in memory of them. May it be a reminder for active inclusion and equal treatment of Black people in health care. Made with sterling silver, this pin is 3” long by .5” wide. Can be worn long or sideways. It is best used for larger knit wear or left permanently on one clothing article. 


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