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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