I remember when that happened! It was a big deal on national news, which at the time was what 95%+ of the country watched every evening. And the orange juice boycott…I’m pleased to say orange juice was the only drink other than water, coffee, and tea that I drank at the time, but I boycotted it as requested. Not that I was a gay man, but there was no doubt in my mind that we all had to stand together. And it worked: she lost her position as their spokesperson.
The World Health Organization’s effort to honor Henrietta Lacks and raise awareness of her story highlights more areas of injustice and inequality in medical history:
Cargo from sunken German ships appears on beaches in northeastern Brazil.
Researchers from the Federal University of Ceará (UFC) and the Federal University of Alagoas (Ufal) conducted a study that revealed that the “mysterious boxes” that appeared on beaches in the states of Bahia, Alagoas and Sergipe, in August this year, are burdens of rubber from a second Nazi ship, the MV Weserland.
In 2018, people found rubber bales that were transported by another German ship, the SS Rio Grande, torpedoed by the Americans off the coast of Brazil in January 1944,
The objects found this year had inscriptions in Kanji, the Japanese ideagram system, probably coming from countries occupied by the former eastern ally of the Nazis. The inscriptions, the register of the armed forces and the studies of the sea currents, help to unravel who was carrying the mysterious cargo.