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"Giving Voice to a New Chapter: Descendants of Henrietta Lacks Speak"
Dweck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn, NY
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Thank you for your interest. Seats are no longer available for this event. Instead, please join us at BPL's Macon Library, Saturday, May 17, 1pm-4pm, at "Welcoming Spirit Home: A Community Celebration of Henrietta Lacks" featuring: *An Ancestral Rites of Return *Libation Tribute *Community Healing Rites *Panel-Discussion on Science & Cultural Responsibility For more information, visit www.bklynpubliclibrary.org


"Giving Voice to a New Chapter: Descendants of Henrietta Lacks Speak"
Join descendants of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman whose cells were removed from her body in 1951 and used to launch the modern age of medicine, in a captivating dialogue with Spencer R. Crew, Ph.D., the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of African American, American, and Public History at George Mason University, and curator of Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: Era of Segregation 1876-1968, one of eleven inaugural exhibitions featured at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Together, they will explore the life of Henrietta Lacks, and the scientific achievements and ethical issues surrounding the use of her cells for biomedical research.

*This program series is made possible with support from the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture and funds granted by the National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health.


Dweck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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