Based on the Book – October 2018

The Immortal Life of
Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot
October 4, 2018


A journalist named Rebecca Skloot recounts learning about an African American woman named Henrietta Lacks, who died in 1951 of cervical cancer, but whose cancerous cells became the first immortal human cell line, called HeLa. The 2017 film adaptation stars Oprah Winfrey as Deborah Lacks, Henrietta’s daughter.


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