The Lacks Family is proud to collaborate with Halifax County-South Boston NAACP Chapter to honor Henrietta Lacks in her hometown through the Henrietta Lacks Hometown Initiative.
As a young child, Henrietta's mother passed away, and she moved to be raised by her grandfather on a tobacco farm in her beloved "Lackstown" in Clover, Halifax County, Virginia.
Today, Halifax County continues to honor Henrietta's legacy by preserving local historic sites such as her childhood home, grave, school, and church, while fundraising to erect a statue in the heart of the community in 2023, sharing her story with Virginians, and inviting the world to learn about the roots of her impact.
THE FUTURE STATUE SITE WILL FEATURE
A beautifully landscaped statue in the heart of the city.
Interactive information on her life and impact.
Educational tools for school and community visits.
The Lacks Family started HELA100 to honor her 100th birthday on August 1, 2020.
HELA100 continues as the Lacks family-led initiative on a mission to educate future generations on the impact of her HeLa cells while advancing health equity and social justice.
Henrietta Lacks House of Healing acts as fiscal sponsor.
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