Part Three: Immortality

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Up until this point, the Lackses have no clue that their mothers cells are still living and that other people are using them for their own benefits. On this day the Lackses world changes, and for this moment in time we enter the side of speaking out for Henrietta, whose voice now lies in the hands of her children. This scene can be found in chapter 23, It's Alive. The scene in which I am making my storyboard about is when, "Bobbette Lacks sat at her friend Gardenia's dining room table. Gardenia's brother in law was in town from Washington, D.C., and they'd all just finished having lunch" (179).

Storyboard Text

  • 1973
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  • Bobbette goes to Gardenia's house to eat lunch, and her brother in-law is visiting from Washington D.C.
  • Bobbette and Gardenia's cousin start talking about where they are from.
  • After talking he realizes that Bobbette is related to Henrietta Lacks, and immediately Bobbette becomes defensive because she has no idea what HeLa cells are.
  • Bobbette raced home in astonishment. 
  • Part of your mother, it's alive
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