The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. In 1951, a poor African-American woman named Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer in the "colored" ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Before she died, scientists harvested tissue from her cervix. [She and her family were neither asked for permission nor told.] Dubbed HeLa cells, these were the first human cells to thrive in culture, spawning an industry that has changed medical research and is worth billions today. The book is…
total SHERO - Kenyan environmental & political activist, Dr. Wangari Maathai. founder of the Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, & women's rights & winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize for Peace in recognition of her contributions to human rights & democracy.
Audrey Hepburn-awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work with UNICEF, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences posthumously awarded her the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her contribution to humanity
Serena Williams was pictured leaving The Reconstruction of The Universe event by Sun Xun in Miami Beach