Herman Shaw speaks as President Bill Clinton looks on during a White House event where Clinton apologized to the survivors and families of the victims of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. Shaw was one of hundreds of Black men who were part of a government study that followed the progress of syphilis and were told that they were being treated, but were actually given only a placebo.

WASHINGTON, : Ninety-four-year-old Herman Shaw (R) speaks as US President Bill Clinton looks on during ceremonies at the White House in Washington 16 May in which Clinton apologized to the survivors and families of the victims of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. Shaw and nearly 400 other black men were part of a government study that followed the progress of syphilis and were told that they were being treated, but were actually given only a placebo. (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images)