Former Ohio Congressman Louis Stokes
is presented APA’s Solomon Carter Fuller Award
by Michelle Clark, M.D.,
chair of APA’s Committee of Black Psychiatrists. The award, established in 1969 and named for Solomon Carter Fuller, M.D., the first African-American psychiatrist, is given each year at APA’s annual meeting in recognition of an individual who has pioneered in an area that has benefited significantly the quality of life for African Americans. Stokes retired from Congress after 30 years of service in which he had fought relentlessly for civil rights, equality, and social justice. He was the founder and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Brain Trust and a member of the Pepper Commission on Comprehensive Health Care.