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Lacks' Family Tree
Transcript of Lacks' Family Tree
David "Day" Lacks
Henrietta and Day's fourth child
Henrietta and Day's third child
David Jr. "Sonny" Lacks
Henrietta's second born and eldest daughter. She was institutionalized due to epilepsy and died at age 15
Lacks' Family Tree
Henrietta's mother. She died when Henrietta was four.
Eliza Lacks Pleasant
Henrietta's sister, who wanted Day.
Henrietta's father. He left after their mother died.
Henrietta's and Day's first born child
Raised Henrietta and Day
Born Joe Lacks. Henrietta and Day's fifth child
Zakariyya Bari Abdul Rahnman
Alfred "Cheetah" Lacks
Deborah's first husband. The marriage was abusive and ended in divorce.
Lawrence's wife. she helped raise Lawrence's siblings after Henrietta's death, and advocate for them when she discovered they were being abused.
Henrietta's cousin. As children, they worked the fields together.
"Crazy Joe" Grinnan
Henrietta's cousin who fought for her attention with Day
Henrietta's cousin who convinced them to move to Turner Station
Henrietta's cousin. He moved in with Day to help take care of the children.
He abused Deborah.
Dr. George Gey
Head of tissue growth at Johns Hopkins research.
Developed techniques used to grow HeLa.
Courtney "Mama" Speed
My personal favorite..
she organized an effort to build a Henrietta Lacks museum.
By: Joshua Mendoza