February 18, 2016 AT 12:30 am

Margaret Morgan Lawrence – African American History Month 2016 #BlackHistoryMonth

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Born in 1914, Margaret Morgan Lawrence challenged both racism and sexism to establish her medical career. From a Q&A via the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s Changing the face of Medicine:

How do I make a difference?

First I made a difference by working with black children as a pediatrician and teaching pediatrics and public health at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee from 1943 to 1946. Moving into child psychiatry and psychoanalysis, I was and am still able to work with a concern for the presence and development of ego strength in young black families

Read more here and read Margaret Morgan Lawrence’s commencement address at Swarthmore College in 2003

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