Don't miss out!

Sign up for weekly newsletters and get the best of The Atlanta Voice in your inbox.

Posted inNews

Henrietta Lacks statue will replace Robert E. Lee monument in Roanoke, Virginia

(CNN) — A statue of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were used without her consent in crucial medical research, will replace a monument to Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Roanoke, Virginia. Lacks, a Black mother of five receiving treatment for cervical cancer at John Hopkins Hospital, was undergoing radium treatments in 1951 when tissue from her cancer was […]