Why Black Girls Rock [Photos]


Henrietta-LacksHenrietta Lacks

Ever wondered how they created the shot for polio or came up with gene mapping? We have Henrietta Lacks to thank. If that is not a Black Girl Rocking, I don’t know what is! Lacks, an ordinary woman diagnosed with cervical cancer passed away in 1951, but her cells did not. Considered by doctors to be “immortal”, Henrietta’s cells were apart of some major medical breakthroughs!