Thursday, February 11, 2010

Black History Month - Henrietta Lacks

Black folks should know about Henrietta Lacks, but we don't. Educate yourself. Read here, here, here, and stop being damn cheap and buy a book! You can cover Black History and Women's History month in one scoop. And after you have learned a thing or two, maybe we can get together as a people and try to get some justice and compensation for the Lacks family.

4 comments:

DovieLee February 12, 2010 at 9:37 AM  

WAIT I JUST READ A FABULOUS ARTICLE ON HER 2 WEEKS AGO ON YAHOO HOMEPAGE..I DIDNT KNOW SHE WAS BLACK!

DovieLee February 12, 2010 at 9:37 AM  

HENRIETTAS IMMORTAL CELLS HAVE DONE SO MUCH FOR US!

CurvyGurl ♥ February 12, 2010 at 8:39 PM  

The author was on NPR today and the way she explained the story intrigued me. I'll definitely get a copy and one for my niece who's a biomed engineering major who plans to focus on genetics. I think it's great that the author also established a fund for Ms. Lacks' descendants who wish to seek higher education. Finally, someone doing things the right way.

Alton February 13, 2010 at 1:20 PM  

Just finished the Skloot book on the HeLa genes-very well written book. Bravo to the author for establishing a fund for the Lacks family. A must read by all.

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