On July 13, 2018, Congressman Elijah Cummings met with members of HLLG to discuss the proposed commemorative stamp of Mrs. Lacks.
On May 31, the Baltimore Planning Commission approved a bill proposed by Council member Robert Stokes to rename Ambrose Kennedy Park to Henrietta Lacks Educational Park. The park is located in Baltimore’s 12th District, community association members, clergy, and activists were on hand to speak in favor of the renaming.
Servant Courtney Speed, president of the HLLG, and Ms. Julie K. Brown, development officer at the Community College of Baltimore are preparing for the 3rd Annual HLLG Luncheon in October. Here they are displaying Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group T-shirts and tote bags that will available for purchase at the luncheon.
PHOTOGRAPHS- Members of the Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group participated in a panel discussion at the Office of Health Equity in Richmond, Virginia on April 26. The discussion was held in observance of Minority Health Month. Members of the Lacks family and the executive director of the Halifax County Industrial Development Authority (the office that spearheaded the bill to create the Henrietta Lacks Commission) were featured on the panel.
We are the Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group a non-profit (501c3) organization promoting the immortal biological contributions of Henrietta Lacks through social justice initiatives and community service partnerships in medicine and the biological sciences.