Rebecca Skloot will speak about her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”
Henrietta Lacks was a Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, and her cells – taken without her knowledge – became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.
Skloot will discuss her writing process, the challenges she faced in telling Henrietta Lacks’ story, the… Show more
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