Dr. Margaret Lawrence, a Pioneer in Children's Mental Health Research
Dr. Margaret Lawrence, the US's first female African American psychoanalyst, overcame challenges to pioneer research in children's mentalhealth disorders.
On This Day She
In 1948, after pressure to change its racial discrimination policy, Margaret Morgan Lawrence became Columbia Psychoanalytic Center's first African-American trainee. In 1953 she became one of the US's first practicing child psychiatrists.