Profile: SOLOMON CARTER FULLER (1872-1953)

Solomon Carter Fuller, an early 20th-century psychiatrist, researcher, and medical educator, was born on August 11, 1872, in Monrovia, Liberia.  His parents, Solomon C. and Anna Ursilla (James) Fuller, were Americo-Liberians.  Solomon Carter Fuller was the first African American psychiatrist.  He also performed considerable research concerning degenerative diseases of the brain.  Solomon’s grandfather was a Virginia slave who bought his and his wife’s freedom and … Continue reading Profile: SOLOMON CARTER FULLER (1872-1953)