About the Award

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The Chester M. Pierce Human Rights Award recognizes the extraordinary efforts of individuals and organizations to promote the human rights of populations with mental health needs by bringing attention to their work.

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New Library & Archive Piece

Chester M. Pierce, M.D. Oral History

On May 11, 1970, during the 123rd APA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Calif., Alan Axelson, M.D. and APA Librarian Jean Jones interviewed Chester M. Pierce, M.D. who described why the Black APA psychiatrists proposed a list of resolutions to the Board of Trustees at the 122nd APA Annual Meeting in 1969.

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