• Miss Evers' Boys (1997)

Miss Evers' Boys

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: January 8th, 2002

PG |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

When nurse Eunice Evers (Alfre Woodard) is chosen to facilitate a program intended to curb syphilis rates among African Americans in rural Alabama, she is gratified to be able to serve her community. Over time, however, the study becomes twisted into a shocking human experiment in which patients are systematically denied much-needed medicine. Decades after the fact, Evers is called before a Senate committee to testify as to what really happened during the infamous "Tuskegee Study."

Cast: Alfre Woodard, Laurence Fishburne, Craig Sheffer, Joe Morton, Obba Babatunde, E.G. Marshall, Ossie Davis, Von Coulter

Director: Joseph Sargent

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: HBO NYC Productions

Keywords: Sacrifice, Emotional, 1940s, Hospital, 1970s, 1930s, 1950s, 1960s, Doctor

Awards

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor for a Miniseries or Special
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or a Special
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)
Nominated Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor for a Miniseries or Special
Winner Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie
Winner Outstanding Lead Actress for a Miniseries or Special
Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor for a Miniseries or Special
Winner Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television