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Local Community Renames Park For Henrietta Lacks

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- East Baltimore is now home to the Henrietta Lacks Educational Park.

Saturday morning, Baltimore City officials -- including Mayor Jack Young -- participated in the re-naming of the park in Johnston Square in Lacks' honor.

Lacks is a Baltimore native and her cells were used for research that's still helping with medical breakthroughs today.

The park is part of a $1.3 million revitalization effort.

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