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Henrietta Lacks (1920–1951) – More than a Cell
Henrietta Lacks (1920–1951) – More than a Cell
Henrietta Lacks (1920–1951) – More than a Cell
Henrietta Lacks (1920–1951) – More than a Cell
Henrietta Lacks (1920–1951) – More than a Cell
Henrietta Lacks (1920–1951) – More than a Cell
Henrietta Lacks (1920–1951) – More than a Cell
Henrietta Lacks (1920–1951) – More than a Cell
Henrietta Lacks (1920–1951) – More than a Cell
Henrietta Lacks (1920–1951) – More than a Cell
Henrietta Lacks (1920–1951) – More than a Cell
Henrietta Lacks (1920–1951) – More than a Cell
Henrietta Lacks (1920–1951) – More than a Cell

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A life-size bronze statue of Henrietta Lacks, a Black American woman whose cells were the first ever to survive and multiply outside the body, and whose use changed the course of modern medicine. Prior to the work's unveiling, the artist said: 'Henrietta's statue will be the first public statue of a Black woman made by a Black woman in the UK and will be installed permanently on the University of Bristol campus.'

Date

2021

Medium

bronze

Measurements

H 160 x W 100 x D 70 cm (E)

Accession number

BS8_PF_S288

Acquisition method

commissioned by the University of Bristol

Work type

Statue

Owner

University of Bristol

Custodian

University of Bristol

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

4th October 2021

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

on base: Helen WILSON-ROE 2021; founders stamp

Inscription description

Henrietta Lacks / 1929-1951 / More than a cell / To all the unrecognised Black Women who have / contributed to humanity, you will never be forgotten


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Located at

Royal Fort Gardens,

BS8 1UH

Located in gardens next to the west facing side of Royal Fort House.