Henrietta Lacks was an African American woman whose cells were the first human cells to grow in cultures known as HeLa cells. Before the discovery of HeLa, scientists were challenged in their research due to the difficulty of keeping cells alive outside of the human body. HeLa cells forever changed the medical landscape. They were used to test the first polio vaccine, which protected millions of people around the world. This is a memoir written by Henrietta Lacks’ grandson Ron Lacks. Ron Lacks, tells a behind the scenes story of what happened in the past 9 years to his family in his new book “Henrietta Lacks The Untold Story”. Ron Lacks is the oldest grandson of Henrietta Lacks. He takes you on the inside of a story that has haunted him for the past 9 years! This memoir will answer your questions as to how the family is really doing now. From Clover to Baltimore… giving you an inside look at what happened behind closed doors that ultimately divided a once strong family. “It’s not often that African Americans get to share in the telling of our own stories, most of the time the people are long gone and we can only go by what people decide to say happened and not the actual truth of what happened”.