Fact 1: Henrietta Lacks was born Loretta Pleasant on August 1, 1920 in Roanoke Virginia, later passed on October 4, 195 due to cancer. She was sometimes erroneously called Henrietta Lakes, Helen Lane or Hennie. She was an African-American woman who was the unwitting source of cells (from her cancerous tumor) which were cultured by George Otto Gey to create the first known human immortal cell line for medical research. This is now known as the HeLa cell line.
Fact 2: Eliza, her mother, died giving birth to her tenth child in 1924. After the death of his wife, Henrietta's father felt unable to handle the children, so he took them all to Clover, Virginia, and distributed the children among relatives. The 4 year-old Henrietta, nicknamed Hennie, ended up with her grandfather, Tommy Lacks, in a two story log cabin that had been the slave quarters of her white great-grandfather's and great uncles' plantation.
Credit Reports and Credit Scores (pg.19)
Question 1: What Information is Included in Your Credit Report?
Personal information. Compiled from credit applications you've filled out, this information normally includes your name, current and recent addresses, Social Security Number, date of birth, and current and previous employers.
Credit history. The bulk of your credit report consists of details about credit accounts that were opened in your name or that list you as an authorized user (such as a spouse's credit card).
Credit Report Inquiries. Credit reporting agencies record an inquiry whenever your credit report is shown to another party, such as a lender, service provider, landlord, or insurer.
Public records. Matters of public record obtained from government sources such as courts of law -- including liens, bankruptcies, and overdue child support -- may appear on your credit report.
Question 2: Why Your Credit Report is Important?
Your credit report is the sole source of information