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Mrs. Lacks was a wife, mother of five, native of rural southern Virginia, resident of Turner Station in Dundalk, Maryland—Henrietta went to Johns Hopkins complaining of vaginal spotting Henrietta life was cut short on O that still lives today—it’s called the HeLa cell. Click here ctober 4, 1951. Not all of Henrietta Lacks died that day. She unknowingly left behind a piece of her to learn more about Henrietta Lacks (Read more...)

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Members of the Lacks Family collectively over the past several years have spoken at more than 100 events and still counting. We have spoken at high schools, colleges, universities, libraries, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and also participated in outreach programs.


Henrietta Lacks High School Symposium
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