The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Several people with “skin like mine” felt the way I did when I watched the movie.
Her cells have contributed to nearly every area of medical research.
She's helped save countless women from the disease that killed her.
She is making sure we know, and never forget, Lacks' story through a new film on her life.
The world wouldn't be the same had it not been for Henrietta.
The movie tells the true story of the Lacks family's efforts to obtain justice for their late mother.
Greatness often breeds controversy. This has been the case for acclaimed books throughout history. Harry Potter for its glorification of witchcraft, Go Ask Alice for its depiction of harrowing teen drug use, and Brave New World for its unsettling vision of the future, but we love them anyway.
A mother from Knoxville, Tennessee, believes the New York Times bestseller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has too much graphic information for her 15-year-old son and should not have been assigned as summer reading.
She thinks it could be told a "different way."
Rebecca Skloot, author of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," tweeted: An 1853 report in the New York Times on the story