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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Book Cover

Written by Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is about Henrietta Lacks and the immortal cell line, known as HeLa, that came from her cervical cancer cells in 1951. The book is notable for its accessible science writing and dealing with ethical issues of race and class in medical research.

Events

Sonny Lacks

The First Year Experience Office will delve into issues and themes from The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks during their annual Book Forum, a series of presentations November 5-8 that are designed to supplement and expand the book’s message.

  • Complete Read to Succeed Book Forum Schedule of Events [.pdf]
  • Interview with David “Sonny” Lacks, Conducted by SHSU students Risa Mitchell & Erik Johnson [.pdf]
    November 8, 2012, 3:00 p.m, LSC Ballroom

News

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Book Cover

 


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