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Henrietta Lacks family news conference | PHOTOS

Lawrence Lacks Sr., the oldest surviving son of Henrietta Lacks, at the news conference where Civil rights attorney Ben Crump with lawyer Christopher Seeger announce their representation of the Lacks family.
(Kenneth K. Lam)

Henrietta Lacks family news conference | PHOTOS

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Attorneys announce their representation of the family of Henrietta Lacks. She died of an aggressive cervical cancer and her cells have been used in research without compensation to the family.
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Lawrence Lacks Sr., speaks during news conference in which Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, right, with lawyer Christopher Seeger announce their representation of the family of Henrietta Lacks. Lawrence is the oldest surviving son of Henrietta Lacks who died of an aggressive cervical cancer and her cells have been used in research without consent or compensation to the family.
Lawrence Lacks Sr., speaks during news conference in which Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, right, with lawyer Christopher Seeger announce their representation of the family of Henrietta Lacks. Lawrence is the oldest surviving son of Henrietta Lacks who died of an aggressive cervical cancer and her cells have been used in research without consent or compensation to the family. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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Alan Wilks, left, shares laugh with father Lawrence Lacks Sr., the oldest surviving son of Henrietta Lacks, after news conference.
Alan Wilks, left, shares laugh with father Lawrence Lacks Sr., the oldest surviving son of Henrietta Lacks, after news conference. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, second left, along with lawyer Christopher Seeger, right, announce during a news conference their representation of the family of Henrietta Lacks. She died of an aggressive cervical cancer and her cells have been used in research without consent or compensation to the family.
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, second left, along with lawyer Christopher Seeger, right, announce during a news conference their representation of the family of Henrietta Lacks. She died of an aggressive cervical cancer and her cells have been used in research without consent or compensation to the family. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, right, along with lawyer Christopher Seeger announce during a news conference their representation of the family of Henrietta Lacks as her oldest surviving son Lawrence Lacks Sr., left looks on..
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, right, along with lawyer Christopher Seeger announce during a news conference their representation of the family of Henrietta Lacks as her oldest surviving son Lawrence Lacks Sr., left looks on.. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, center, along with lawyer Christopher Seeger, right, and the family of Henrietta Lacks raise their fists as they call out her name after a news conference. Henrietta Lacks died of an aggressive cervical cancer and her cells have been used in research without consent or compensation to the family according to their lawyers.
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, center, along with lawyer Christopher Seeger, right, and the family of Henrietta Lacks raise their fists as they call out her name after a news conference. Henrietta Lacks died of an aggressive cervical cancer and her cells have been used in research without consent or compensation to the family according to their lawyers. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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Lawrence Lacks Sr., the oldest surviving son of Henrietta Lacks, gets a hug from great granddaughter Ava Flood, 5, before the news conference.
Lawrence Lacks Sr., the oldest surviving son of Henrietta Lacks, gets a hug from great granddaughter Ava Flood, 5, before the news conference. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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Lawrence Lacks Sr., center, the oldest surviving son of Henrietta Lacks, meets great grandson Zayden Joseph, 5, before the news conference.
Lawrence Lacks Sr., center, the oldest surviving son of Henrietta Lacks, meets great grandson Zayden Joseph, 5, before the news conference. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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Lawrence Lacks Sr., the oldest surviving son of Henrietta Lacks, at the news conference where Civil rights attorney Ben Crump with lawyer Christopher Seeger announce their representation of the Lacks family.
Lawrence Lacks Sr., the oldest surviving son of Henrietta Lacks, at the news conference where Civil rights attorney Ben Crump with lawyer Christopher Seeger announce their representation of the Lacks family. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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