Cissy Lacks

Dr. Lacks has a PhD in American Studies from Saint Louis University, a Specialist degree in Education Administration from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, a master's degree in broadcasting from Boston University, and a bachelor's degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

Cissy Lacks is the recipient of the PEN/Newman Award, which is given each year to one person in the United States who has defended First Amendment rights at a personal risk. She was presented the award by Paul Newman. She was also "Person of the Week" on ABC World News Tonight, and she was a topic of a Dateline NBC story.

"An Afternoon with Cissy Lacks"

a film by Lyla Turner