BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION: Lincoln students honor the legacy of Henrietta Lacks

In observance of Black History Month, Mrs. Richardson’s 6th-grade science students – while exploring the contributions of some famous African Americans – studied Henrietta Lacks and her contributions to the medical field. 

Students then presented the material to others, which gave them the opportunity to hone their skills of public speaking.

The informative and interactive program was presented Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, at Warren’s Lincoln PK-8 School.

Lacks’ cancer cells are the source of the HeLa cell line – one of the most important cell lines in medical research – obtained during Lacks’ cancer treatment at Johns Hopkins by researcher Dr. George Gey in 1951.

The book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot explores Lacks’ contribution to medical research and the medical revolution that was launched as a result.

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