On April 22, HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks movie will be released. The bestselling book by Rebecca Skloot tells the story of Lacks, a black woman whose cells were harvested without her permission and used for numerous research projects that led to monumental scientific breakthroughs. The film is told from the perspective of Lacks’s daughter, Deborah, played by Oprah Winfrey, who is also an executive producer on the film. Can’t wait to see this book come to life? Below, we’ve rounded up key facts to know before watching the movie.
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