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The Official Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group / Articles posted by blackwaterbranding

On April 11th, the Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group in partnership with the Maryland Transportation Authority offered an Environmental STEM Presentation to commemorate Earth Day.  The presentation included a discussion on storm water pollution prevention and an EnvrionScape Activity.  The two organizations seek to interest young children in protecting the environment and stimulating interest in a...

Lacks family members (including Lawrence Lacks, Jeri Lacks Whye, and Shirley Lacks) met with Chris Wood to discuss the commissioned portrait of Mrs. Lacks that will hang just outside of the Community Meeting Room that will be named for her.  Artist Aaron Maybin is seated to the right on Mr. Lawrence Lacks.  Mrs. Lacks and...

Lee Douglas, Jr. was the son of a Sparrows Point steelworker who was disabled by an industrial accident at The Point. Lee started in June, 1946 after his discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps and became one of the most active and visible participants in the union and in The Steelworkers and Shipyard Workers for...

The Recent Activity Honoring Mrs. Henrietta Lacks: A Conversation with 3 Generations of Lacks Women Shirley Lacks, Jeri Lacks Whye, and Aiyana Rodgers will share their understanding of the recent activity around the legacy of their mother-in-law, grandmother, and great- grandmother respectively. Servant Courtney Speed will add her perspective on the journey. Wednesday, March 27, 2019 5:30pm—7:00pm Martin D. Jenkins Hall Behavioral and Social Sciences Center (BSSC...

THE TURNER STATION HERITAGE FOUNDATION COMMITTEE Presents Our 22nd BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2019 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Honoring Henrietta Lacks August 1, 1920 – October 4, 1951 Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group 6th Annual Essay & Video Competition Encouraging Our Future Writers & Videographers from Middle and High School, Home and Special Needs Schools as they enlighten the world about Henrietta Lacks. MT....