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Rebecca Skloot and David Lacks

Rebecca Skloot and David Lacks

Rebecca Skloot and David Lacks

Rebecca Skloot and David Lacks

Mon, Feb 4, 2013, 7:30pm
  • Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures
  • Carnegie Music Hall
  • Reserved Seating $25-35, General Admission Seating $15
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Rebecca Skloot and David Lacks

Monday, February 4, 2013
Carnegie Music Hall, 7:30 pm
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Rebecca Skloot and David “Sonny” Lacks appear with the unforgettable story of David’s mother, Henrietta, the subject of Skloot’s best-seller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Henrietta, a poor farmer who died of cancer in 1951, left behind an immortal line of cells known as HeLa. These cells, taken without her knowledge, have been used for decades in ground-breaking medical research. Skloot traces her own ten-year writing journey to uncover a mystery about race, class and bioethics in America. David Lacks bears witness to his family’s struggle to accept and honor Henrietta’s legacy.

A program celebrating Black History Month and the contributions of African Americans, presented in partnership with the United Black Book Clubs of Pittsburgh

For more information, call Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
Discounted rates available by phone for groups and students

Tickets purchased one week before the event are held at Will Call at the Forbes Avenue Entrance to Carnegie Music Hall.

, Monday Night Lecture Series is presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and made possible by The Drue Heinz Trust.


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