The sophomores at Eaton High School will be displaying the true life story depicted in the non-fiction novel, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Henrietta Lacks was a poor black woman whose cells were taken, without her knowledge, in 1951. They continue to grow in science labs, more than 50 years after her death. These cells have been used to develop the polio vaccine, and are valuable tools still used for cloning, medicine development and cancer research.
The Henrietta Lacks Museum will be displayed on Monday, May 19th in the evening from 6:30-8 p.m. at Eaton High School. All are welcome to attend.