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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...

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 6th Annual Essay and Video Competition.  This year we received a record number of amazing submissions.  Our judges were unanimous in suggesting that theirs was an extremely difficult task given the sheer number of outstanding submissions.  Teachers and parents, you can be very proud! This is what we...

On December 29, the Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group presented Mr. Louis S. Diggs with the HLLG Service Award in recognition of his contribution for the collection and preservation of the history of African Americans in Baltimore County. The award was presented during the Friends of Historical Cherry Hill’s program on Turner Station and Sparrows Point at the Diggs-Johnson Museum...

Article and Photos By NICOLE RODMAN nrodman@chespub.com  Oct 8, 2018 It was a sold-out crowd for the third annual Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group (HLLG) Luncheon, held last Friday at Fleming Senior Center in Turner Station. Community leaders, elected officials, religious leaders, residents and friends gathered to remember late Turner Station resident Henrietta Lacks, honor outstanding community members and...

Henrietta Lacks Legacy Week (September 23 – September 30) 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...