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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" event rescheduled to March 5

  • Delaware State University will host "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" event on March 5.
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  • Delaware State University will host "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" event on March 5.
    The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Education and Humanities Theatre on campus, 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover. Henrietta Lacks’ daughter-in-law, Shirley Lacks and her great-granddaughter Victoria Baptiste, will speak at the event about the Lacks family’s story and Henrietta Lacks' legacy.
    The book by Rebecca Skloot tells the story of Henrietta Lacks (1920-1951), an African-American woman born in Roanoke, Va. and later an adult resident of Maryland. After being diagnosed with cancer, without her knowledge she became the source of cells from her cancerous tumor that were cultured to create the first known human immortal cell line.
    The event, which is part of the DSU Division of Student Affairs’ Make Your Mark Speaker Series, is free and open to the public.
    For more information: desu.edu.
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