The Lacks family will at UE on Monday, October 29 for a presentation and Q&A session in connection with The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the bestseller about their matriarch, Henrietta Lacks. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, a poor, black, tobacco farmer who had cells taken from her in 1951 without her knowledge. The cells became the first immortal human cells grown in the laboratory. Dubbed HeLa, they became one of the most important tools in modern medicine.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please see the attached news release.