Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lack, is the recipient of the 21st Century Award at the prestigious Carl Sandburg Literary Awards to be presented at a dinner on Oct. 20. Given annually by the Chicago Public Library and Chicago Public Library Foundation, the award "honors a significant work or body of work that has enhanced the public's awareness of the written word." Past recipients have been Eula Biss and Patrick Somerville.
A historical highway marker memorializing the legacy of Henrietta Lacks was dedicated Friday morning at St. Matthew Baptist Church near Lacks’ final resting place as reported by the Virginia Gazette. Henrietta's family were the honored guests at the event that paid tribute to the women whose cultured cells made major contributions to science.
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