The Immortal Henrietta Lacks on CBS News

“Somewhere in the humble family cemetery off a country road in the town of Clover in southern Virginia, a woman who died nearly 60 years ago lies in an unmarked grave.”

This statement begins correspondent Jim Axelrod’s moving piece for CBS News about Henrietta Lacks. This segment, devoted to the Lacks family and Rebecca Skloot’s efforts to tell the story of Henrietta’s contributions to science and medicine, originally aired in March of 2010. See footage of interviews with author Rebecca Skloot and the Lacks family.


Video credit: CBS News


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