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Finding Turner Station: The town that gave us Henrietta Lacks' immortal life

Finding Turner Station: The town that gave us Henrietta Lacks' immortal life

Finding Turner Station The town that gave us Henrietta Lacks' immortal life By Lisa Snowden-McCray

On the day before "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," starring none other than Oprah Winfrey, is due to premiere on HBO, Mrs. Courtney Speed of Turner Station—the historically black community in Baltimore County where Henrietta Lacks once lived—comes bustling up to City Paper Photo Editor J. M. Giordano and I as if we had an appointment that she was a little late to.

Mrs. Speed—journalism rules say that I should call her just Speed here, but she seems more like a Mrs. Speed—points to a...

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