The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Malcolm J on January 3, 2013Tremendous read. Very well written. fascinated by this story since reading about it in the news papers about 1972. Didn't know the book had been written until I stumbled upon it on Alibris. Amazing thing is I didn't realise how like Nazi Germany the Southern states of the USA were except instead of carrying out murders and medical experiments on Jews, the US was doing the same to black people.
Came as quite a shock to find out that Harry Truman was the first president of the US to make it a crime to lynch black citizens,
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