Flashcards in Characters Deck (48)
Henrietta's cousin and husband
David Jr. Lacks
Henrietta's and Day's third child
Henrietta and Day's fourth child
Henrietta's second born and eldest daughter. She was institutionalized due to epilepsy and died at age 15.
Eliza Lacks Pleasant
Henrietta's mother. She died when she was four.
Henrietta's sister who disapproved of Henrietta's marriage to day.
Henrietta's father. He left his ten children when their mother died.
Henrietta and days first child.
Henrietta's birth name.
Henrietta and days grandfather who raised both of them.
Henrietta and days fifth child. Henrietta was diagnosed with cervical cancer shortly after his birth.
Henrietta's white great grandfather. He had five children by a former slave named Maria and left part of the Lacks plantation to them. This section became known as "Lacks Town"
Deborah's first husband. This marriage was abusive and ended in divorce.
Deborah and Cheetahs firstborn child and little Alfred's father
Lawrences wife. she helped raise Lawrences siblings after henriettas death and advocated for them when she discovered they were being abused
Henrietta's cousin. As children they worked the tobacco fields together
"Crazy joe" Grinnan
Henriettas cousin who competed unsuccessfully with day for her affection.
Deborah's grandson who often lived with and took care of her
Galen's wife and abusive caregiver to Henrietta's three youngest children
Henrietta's cousin who convinced day and henrietta to move to Turner station
Henrietta's cousin. He and his wife ethel moved in with day after Henrietta's death to help take care of the children. He ended up abusing Deborah
Gladys' Son and Debra's cousin. A lay preacher he performed a faith healing on Deborah.
Deborah and Cheetahs second child.
Henrietta's cousin and confidant. Henrietta went to her house after her radiation treatments at John Hopkins
Reverend James Pullum
Deborah's second ex-husband a former steel mill worker became a preacher
Margaret's sister, Henrietta's cousin and confidant, she supported Henrietta during her illness. She and henrietta sometimes sneaked out to go dancing
A French surgeon and Noble prize recipient who claim to have cultured immortal chicken heart cells
A cancer researcher who conducted unethical experiments to see whether or not HeLa could infect people with cancer