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Re: Henrietta Lacks’ "Immortal" Cells
In Response To: Henrietta Lacks’ "Immortal" Cells ()
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Henrietta Lacks further immortalized with portrait at Baltimore City Hall
The walls of a City Hall conference room are adorned with portraits of several men from Baltimore's history: abolitionist Frederick Douglass, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, former congressman and NAACP leader Kweisi Mfume and neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, among others.
On Thursday, the were joined by an important woman.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake dedicated a portrait of Henrietta Lacks — the Turners Station woman whose cells have led to groundbreaking advances in medicine.
"We have so many people in our city who have stories that are untold or certainly not remembered in the way that I think they should be," Rawlings-Blake said. "She's one of those people. ... I'm proud to get to shine a light on some people whose impact has been enormous."
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