After 60 years of anonymity, Henrietta Lacks has a headstone

July 11, 2012   // 0 Comments

By Denise Watson Batts (The Virginian-Pilot) While others bowed their heads Saturday as a minister prayed over Henrietta Lacks' grave, her oldest son, Lawrence, could only stare at his mother's new headstone. He remembered the good and the sad. How cancer took her from him and his siblings in 1951 while they were children in Baltimore. How some of the diseased cells were retrieved from her bo...

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