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February 22, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
February 22, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Join the library in celebration of Black History Month with our Book to Movie Night screening of the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Renée Elise Goldsberry stars as Henrietta Lacks, the African-American woman whose cancer cells were the source of the HeLa immortal cell line, one of the most important cell lines in medical research to this day. Though taken without consent, uncredited and held in secret for decades, Henrietta's contributions to science helped establish several breakthroughs in medical biology, including the polio vaccination and stem cell research. Also starring Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne and Courtney B. Vance. 93 mins, rated TV-MA (For Mature Audiences, 17+ Admittance).