Author will discuss dark secrets hidden in archives


CORNWALL — The moment Susan Reverby laid eyes on the research documents, she knew she had found something hidden in plain sight.

“I was floored. This was something no one was looking for,” she told The Lakeville Journal, recalling a visit to the library at the University of Pittsburgh in early 2010.

A professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College, and obsessive about finding original documents, Reverby was tying up loose ends for her book, “Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and its Legacy.”

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