Johns Hopkins University and the family of Henrietta Lacks say a new building on the school’s campus in East Baltimore will be named after the woman whose cells were taken without her consent and widely used in revolutionary research.
The Henrietta Lacks Commission in Virginia is tasked with developing plans for a cancer research and treatment center. The board will work on the plans in Halifax County.
Her portrait will be installed May 15 at the National Portrait Gallery. It was painted by Kadir Nelson and jointly acquired by the gallery and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
On Saturday, Dorothy Roberts, a University of Pennsylvania professor of Africana studies, law and sociology, will deliver a keynote speech on the topic of race and biomedical research at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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