Henrietta Lacks is the closest thing this world has ever had to a superhero. Her cells are so unique that they have been used in biomedical research ever since her fateful visit to her doctors in 1951. It is because of her that the world has things like the Polio Vaccine, COVID Vaccine, In vitro fertilization, and so many more medical wonders.
I was honored to visit her home town of Clover, Virginia as well as visit her gravesite.
If you want to visit the locations we travel to, you can find our Episode Travel Guides.
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The HBO Movie:
Who is Henrietta Lacks?: 0:54
Henrietta Lacks’ Gravesite: 3:19
The Immortal Henrietta Lacks: 5:35
Ethical Questions of using the He-La Cells: 7:13
Henrietta Lacks’ Church: 9:48
The Lacks Legacy and Historical Impact: 11:02
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