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Thank you to all of our supporters for your enthusiastic response, thus far.  HLLG heard back from the Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee via the Office of the Deputy Postmaster.  Unfortunately, CSAC will not consider our petition at this time.  However, we are invited to apply again in January 2019.  It is our full intention to...

By: Kamila Alexander, PhD, MPH, RN Dr. Kamila Alexander was the keynote speaker for the Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group’s 3rd Annual Luncheon on Friday, October 5, 2018. This is her speech. It is important that we take time to celebrate and honor the life and legacy of Henrietta Lacks. When I received the invitation to come talk to the Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group,...

  [caption id="attachment_17573" align="alignnone" width="5484"] BALTIMORE, MD - MARCH 22: A photo of Henrietta Lacks, sits in the living room of her grandson, Ron Lacks, 57, n Baltimore, MD on March 22, 2017. (Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images)[/caption]    Anne Branigin | Tuesday 10:55am Johns Hopkins University will pay tribute to Henrietta Lacks, the black woman...

Johns Hopkins University Names Medical Building After Henrietta Lacks In the early 1950s, the university’s hospital stole cells from Lacks, who has been called the “mother of modern medicine.”  By Alanna Vagianos ADVERTISEMENT Johns Hopkins University just announced that the school will name a new research building after Henrietta Lacks, the “mother of modern medicine” whose cancer cells revolutionized medical...

On July 1, 2018, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed into law the creation of the Henrietta Lacks Commission. Governor Northam proclaimed September 23-29, 2018 as Henrietta Lacks Legacy Week—to coincide with the inaugural meeting of the Henrietta Lacks Commission. The commission plans to create a biomedical cancer research center in Halifax, Virginia to honor Henrietta’s life and legacy....

  The Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group Annual Luncheon will celebrate its third year on Friday, October 5.  The luncheon raises funds for the development of a wax figure of Henrietta Lacks for the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum and the Henrietta Lacks Endowed Scholarship at the Community College of Baltimore County.   In addition to honoring the Woman...

Editorial: Virginia embarks on grand plan to build a world-class medical research center in Southside   In 1951, a young mother of five was laid to rest in a small family cemetery on a dead end back road in Halifax County. Her family was so poor that for many years no headstone even marked her grave. In death,...