Archives of Maryland
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Henrietta Lacks (1920-1951)
MSA SC 3520-16887


Newspaper articles (in chronological order):

"Hopkins Cancer Lab Head, Dr. George Gey, Dies At 71," Baltimore Sun, November 9, 1970.

Randal, Judith. "Baltimore tumor creeps up on cancer research." Baltimore Sun, September 9, 1980.

Gold, Michael. "The cells that would not die." Baltimore Sun, March 29, 1981.

Jacques, Kelly. "Her cells made her immortal; Research: A Turners Station woman donated cells that revolutionized medicial science; nearly 46 years later, her family is seeking recognition." Baltimore Sun, March 18, 1997.

Ewell, Christian. "Cancer victim's contribution 'immortal': Family receives plaque honoring her for cells that aided research." Baltimore Sun, September 14, 1997.

Rosten, Eric. "She changed medicine, but her family can't afford care." Washington Post, January 31, 2010.


Moorhead, Joanna. "Henrietta Lacks: the mother of modern medicine." The Guardian, June 23, 2010. Accessed June 24, 2014.

Fears, Darryl. "'Unsung hero of modern medicine' hailed." Washington Post, September 26, 2010.

Wenger, Yvonne. "A day honoring Henrietta Lacks: Turners Station pays tribute to woman whose cells were used for medical discoveries." Baltimore Sun, August 5, 2012.

"German lab apologizes for publishing the genome of 'immortal' woman's cell line." Washington Post, April 2, 2013.

Caplan, Arthur, Ph.D. "NIH finally makes good with Henrietta Lacks' family--and it's about time, ethicist says." NBC News, August 7, 2013. Accessed June 24, 2014.

Curtis, Mary C. "Family of Henrietta Lacks gains some control over her cells and perhaps some peace." Washington Post, August 8, 2013.

Walker, Andrea K. "Lacks' kin finally get say in use of her cells: After decades, NIH accord requires permission to use her genome in research." Baltimore Sun, August 8, 2013.

"An immortal contribution: Our view: Henrietta Lacks and her family have received some overdue recognition for the Baltimore County woman's role in advancing medical science." Baltimore Sun, August 9, 2013.

"The legacy of Henrietta Lacks." Washington Post, August 19, 2013.


Skloot, Rebecca. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. New York: Crown Publishers, 2010.

Other Sources:

Curtis, Adam. "The Way of All Flesh." Available on YouTube:

Ehrlich, Jr., Robert L. "In Memory of Henrietta Lacks" (June 4, 1997). Congressional Record Volume 143, Number 75.

Jha, Alok and Rebecca Skloot. "The 'immortal' Henrietta Lacks--Science Weekly." Podcast audio, The Guardian: Science Weekly. Accessed June 25, 2014.

Warner, Margaret. Interview with Dr. Francis Collins. PBS Newshour, PBS, August 8, 2013.

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