Henrietta Lacks: HeLa Project
March 30 - April 2, 2017
The Henrietta Lacks: HeLa Project exhibition tells the story of the woman often referred to as the “Mother of Modern Medicine." It is a companion piece to the HBO film, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks premiering on the network in late April. Lacks’s cells were essential in the creation of the polio vaccine, as well as groundbreaking research on measles, mumps, HIV, Ebola and countless other diseases. The Reginald F. Lewis Museum is proud to be the first stop of the national tour for the exhibition. Visit as part of the opening weekend of the Light City festival.