August 1 declared "Henrietta Lacks Day"

Posted at 6:29 AM, Aug 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-01 06:29:46-04

Governor Larry Hogan declares August 1 "Henrietta Lacks Day." 

Tuesday, part of Broening Highway in Dundalk will be dedicated "Henrietta Lacks Way". 

In 1951, doctors at Johns Hopkins took Lacks' cells without her consent during a diagnostic procedure. The cells were crucial for major developments in vaccines, viruses and cancer treatments.