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The Official Website of the Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group

Our Mission

Ours is a non-profit (501 c 3) organization that exists to protect, preserve, and promote the legacy of Henrietta Lacks and her contributions to modern medicine (via HeLa Cells) and promote conversations around health equity. It also exists to serve as a clearing house for activities that extend Lacks’ legacy and historic of Turner Station, Maryland, where Lacks resided at the time of her death.

Achieving Our Mission

To achieve our mission, Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group:

• Promotes health equity
• Promotes community health
• Facilitates discussion, debate, and dialogue over issues of clinical research, health equity and related issues

The amazing Henrietta Lacks, born in 1920 in Roanoke, Virginia, has left a tremendous contribution to science and medicine. Lacks died of cervical cancer in 1951. Cells taken from her body without her knowledge were used to form the HeLa cell line, which has been used extensively in medical research since that time.
Read her biography here.


Earth Day Commemoration and Environmental STEM Event!

05:00 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.
Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center 323 Sollers Point Road Dundalk, MD 21222

5th Annual Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group Steelworkers Program

The 5th Annual Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group Steelworkers Program
At the Fleming Senior Center,
641 Main Street, Turner Station, MD 21222

Saturday, April 3, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Bill Barry, Labor Historian
Honoree: Mr. Lee Douglass, First African American Shop Steward
at Sparrows Point

For more information contact
Muriel Gray at (443) 248 4430
or send an email to


In the News

5th Annual Steelworkers Luncheon

On April 3rd, HLLG presented its Fifth Annual Steel Workers Program.  This year’s keynote speaker was Mr. Bill Barry, Labor Historian and Mr.  Lee Douglass, First African American Shop Steward at Sparrows Point, was honored for his service. This program commemorates the contributions of African American Steel workers in the development of Sparrows Point, Turner Station, Baltimore County and the surrounding community.

Our 3rd Annual Luncheon Sponsors