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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...

Members of the Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group conducted the third in a series of tours and discussions about Turner Station on September 14, 2018. A total of 24 new resident physicians participated through the Johns Hopkins Bayview resident physicians’ course “Foundations of Clinical Excellence”. The course posits the idea that physicians should know something about...