Research Paper On Henrietta Lacks

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Henrietta Lacks’ Reality made her become immortal. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is about an African American woman whose cancerous cells were stolen to change medicine. Henrietta lived during the jim crow era. As a minority, she has gone through so many more obstacles than others. She grew up on a farm with very little income and many people to care for. She had to become strong for her family and for herself. These obstacles made her emotionally strong enough to be calm at the moment she found out that the doctors were testing her instead of treating her illness. throughout the book and her lifetime, she had to overcome being treated unfairly because of the color of her skin. She had fewer rights and less respect. She was vulnerable