Roanoke unveils drawings of future Henrietta Lacks statue

Artist Bryce Cobbs stands next to his life-size drawing of Henrietta Lacks. (Credit: Joe Staniunas)

The story of Henrietta Lacks became a best-selling book and a film. Now, the African American woman, whose cancer cells have been used in medical research for 70 years, will soon have a statue in her hometown. The design was unveiled Monday in downtown Roanoke.

Joe Staniunas reports.


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