The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

910 WordsOct 16, 20154 Pages
The book of 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks ' is about a mother that had die with a unknown cancers in which her cancerous cells stayed alive outside her body. Her family doesn 't knowns until many years later when reporters and doctors starts to talk about her mothers cells in world wide. Her family wants to learn more about her mothers cells but not many of the reporter and doctors are much help. Until Rebecca Skloots the authors of this book helps her family to understand more about Henrietta cells and helps the future Lacks family education. Throughout this book they were many themes that stand out, but what caught my attention the most were the lack of education, cells and tissue ownership, and the trust. Education have been the biggest thing own than it was hundreds years ago. You can 't get a job if you don 't have a High School Diploma or a GED certificate or any type of evidence that you can proof that you had any type of education. For many people back then was that not many people had the money do go to school or sometimes they were sent to work and help out in their homes. In the case of the Lacks family many of them didn’t had the proper education or didn 't get to finish school for many reasons. Henrietta and her husband Day didn 't finish school because they had to work on the fields to provide food for their family(Skloot 20). Back then they wasn 't much help for the African American because of Segregation and how much money you have basically how

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