Monday, August 13, 2018

Blue Overtone Hand - Magnetic Bat Moon of Purpose, Day 19

5 Manik

Blue Overtone Hand

How – why – and when indeed
Does Love change into Need?

The giving Hand goes on the Take
The Heart grows dark and cold

Once open Arms and Eyes
Close to Possibility and Passion –

Suspicion suspends Belief
Trust steps out for a Smoke

Neither Relief nor Faith survive
The imminent Loss of Hope.

©Kleomichele Leeds

Audrey Forbes Manley

Audrey Forbes Manley (born March 25, 1934) is an American pediatrician, and public health administrator. Manley was the first African-American woman appointed as chief resident at Cook County Children's Hospital, Chicago (1962), and the first to achieve the rank of Assistant Surgeon General (Rear Admiral) in 1988.

Early life and education

Manley was born Audrey Forbes in 1934 in Jackson, Mississippi. Her parents were Ora Lee Buckhalter and Jesse Lee Forbes. She was the eldest of three daughters in a tenant farming family, picking cotton at age 9. The family moved to Chicago during World War II. She gained a music scholarship to attend Spelman College, Atlanta, majoring in chemistry and mathematics, followed by a scholarship to Meharry Medical College in Tennessee, from which she graduated in 1959.


Forbes held various medical appointments at the University of Chicago and University of California, moving back to Atlanta after her marriage in 1970. In 1976 she joined the U.S. Public Health Service. She studied sickle cell disease and gained a Master's in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University in 1987. Through the 1990's, she rose to become the first African-American woman appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Public Health Service, then appointed Deputy U.S. Surgeon General in 1994.

Forbes was appointed acting Surgeon General of the United States from 1995 to 1997. From 1997 to 2002, Manley served as President of Spelman College, a historically black college for women in Atlanta, Georgia. She was the first alumna to be elected president of the college, carrying on the legacy of her husband Dr. Albert E. Manley, who was the first African American and male president of Spelman College from 1953 to 1976.

Personal life

Forbes married Dr. Albert E. Manley, the first Black president of Spelman College in 1970.*



Kin 187: Blue Overtone Hand

I empower in order to know
Commanding healing
I seal the store of accomplishment
With the overtone tone of radiance
I am guided by the power of vision.

The Noogenesis, the Great Cosmic Shift, will be realized soon. It is dependent on the personal discovery of those capable of becoming cosmically aligned.*

*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2018-2019.

The Sacred Tzolk'in 

Visshudha Chakra (Alpha Plasma)

Sunday, August 12, 2018

White Self-Existing World-Bridger - Magnetic Bat Moon of Purpose, Day 18

4 Cimi

White Self-Existing World-Bridger

Like ice on winter Roses
Or frosted dew on Grass –
My Heart melts

Only the Stone
Outside the Tomb
Remains in Place

Then like a Cloud
The Boulder floats away –
She is risen!

The Angel in your voice –
It’s Tone and Timbre
Start my Heart to beat

A Resurrection of Affection
Wordless Communion
Reunion – Celebration

A past Affair
A bitter Death
Brought to present Time

In Forgiveness
In Remembrance
And Gratitude sublime.

©Kleomichele Leeds

Valeria Lynch Lee (born 1942 in Halifax County, North Carolina) is an African American philanthropist and an advocate for public media in North Carolina. Lee was a co-founder of one of the first black public radio stations in the nation and has served as program director, manager, and board member for numerous organizations aimed at improving educational and socio-economic conditions for North Carolinians. She was inducted into the North Carolina Women's Hall of Fame in 2009.

Early life

Valeria Lynch was born in 1942 near Hollister in Halifax County, North Carolina. She grew up on the family farm and then attended North Carolina Central University, earning a bachelor's degree in business education. Lynch went on to earn a master's in education at North Carolina State University. After completing her schooling, Lynch married Jim Lee and moved to Turkey for two years. The experience was a formative event for Lee; for the first time she did not experienced overt racism.


In 1968, the couple returned to North Carolina. Lee began her career as a school counselor and librarian. This was a pivotal time in the Civil Rights Movement and Lee helped implement integration policies and Head Start Programs. In 1973, Lee and her husband Jim, founded a non-profit corporation, Sound and Profit United, Inc. to apply for an FCC broadcasting license. When the license was granted, the couple worked with volunteers to create the format for a radio station. By 1976, public radio station WVSP (Voices serving people) was on the air as one of the few black public radio stations. The station broadcast blues, jazz, and Latino music, as well as interviews with national figures, to Warren County from a water tower erected on the Lynch family’s farm. The station became part of the activist media network in and around Raleigh during the Black Power movement, broadcasting for twelve years. In 1980, Lee was appointed by Governor Jim Hunt as one of the four board trustees of the Center for Public Television at the University of North Carolina. She also earned a second master's degree in media from Ohio University's School of Radio and TV, after being selected to participate with two other women in a pilot program in 1980 which provided media management training to minorities. Before the station went off the air, the Smithsonian Institution exhibited the history of WVSP 90.9FM in Washington, D.C. That exhibit has become a traveling exhibition, which was still touring in 2010.

Lee's next served as a program officer for the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, selecting projects for funding which either improved or provided benefits for communities in North Carolina or preserved the cultural heritage in the state. She became a featured speaker at many events as well as a moderator for educational programs on issues of interest to the black community. From 2000-2008, she was the first President of the Golden Leaf Foundation, as chair of the N.C. Rural Economic Development Center and as a director of BB&T. In 2009, Lee became the CEO of Applied Behavioral Concepts for Families, a philanthropic organization which distributes funds from the national tobacco settlement toward economic development projects in North Carolina. That same year, she was named a member of the Board of Directors of  BB&T, serving until her retirement in 2012. She was elected to the North Carolina Women's Hall of Fame in 2009.*


Kin 186: White Self-Existing World-Bridger

I define in order to equalize
Measuring opportunity
I seal the store of death
With the self-existing tone of form
I am guided by the power of spirit.

The solar system is a galactic thought molecule, and the planets are its electronic thought units.*

*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2018-2019.

The Sacred Tzolk'in 

Svadhistanha Chakra (Kali Plasma)

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Red Electric Serpent - Magnetic Bat Moon of Purpose, Day 17

3 Chicchan

Red Electric Serpent

I journey down
To meet Ereshkigal
My Sister dark -
Seven times she
Strips my Flesh
My Veils – 
Bone alone remains –

If I survive
My self will die
And while I mourn
My Soul will be reborn.

©Kleomichele Leeds

Sophie Lutterlough

Sophie Lutterlough (1910–2009) was an American entomologist. Lutterlough began working at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) as an elevator operator in the 1940's at a time when discriminatory hiring practices prevented African-Americans from working in a curatorial or scientific capacity at the Museum. In the late 1950's, after having gained extensive knowledge of the museum's exhibitions, she asked for and achieved a role in entomological work, eventually restoring hundreds of thousands of insects, classifying thousands. She co-identified 40 type specimens, specimens that stand as the representative example of the species. In 1979, a mite was named in her honor.

Early life and education

Lutterlough was born Sophie G. Mack in Washington, D.C., and had two sisters and a brother. She graduated from Dunbar High School in 1928 where she took classes in biology, near the top of her class.


In 1943, Lutterlough applied for a job at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Racial barriers against African-Americans prevented her from direct employment in the museum's curatorial and science work. She was employed on a trial basis as an elevator operator - the first woman in that position at the Smithsonian - and held that position for 14 years, during which she studied the museum's exhibits on her lunch break and became "a one-women [sic] information bureau" to museum visitors.

It was common for people without academic qualifications in science to become scientists through training and experience at the NMNH. Lutterlough started on that path in 1957, when she asked an insect curator, J.F. Gates Clark, if she could work in his department, and gained a position as insect preparator. This had happened in 1926 for at least one other African-American, Barry Hampton, who moved from being a mail clerk to working in the Division of Reptiles and Bachtrachians, although he was still classified as a laborer.

Jeannine Smith Clark worked at the NMNH as a volunteer tour guide from the late 1960s, and Margaret Collins, an African-American zoology professor at Howard University, was a research associate at the NMNH from the late 1970's. There were no other African-Americans employed as scientists there in 1985. African-Americans were still greatly under-represented among entomologists in 2008, when only eight faculty members of 1,348 on U.S. websites could be identified as African-American.

Lutterlough worked on identifying the NMNH's insect collection, becoming a research assistant within two years. For the next 24 years, she restored and classified many insects in the Myriapoda group, that includes centipedes and millipedes, as well as ticks and other species. The NMNH's 1963/64 annual report, for example, reported that she restored over 300,000 ticks in the preceding year.

Lutterlough took college courses in science and writing, and studied German to support her development as an entomologist. Among her achievements were restoring 35,000 ticks, enabling her and her supervisor, Dr Crabill, to identify 40 type specimens (a specimen that is the reference point for others in its species). She retired from NMNH after 40 years.

Personal life

In 1941, Lutterlough married Henry E. Lutterlough. Henry Lutterlough was a member of the Earl Reece Stadtman biochemistry laboratory at the National Institutes of Health. Lutterlough was widowed, and in 1999, she moved to live with her daughter in Monroe Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey. She was a member of the People's Congregational Church from 1960, and the first soprano in the choir. She joined the Cross of Glory Lutheran Church and its choir when she moved to New Jersey. Lutterlough died in Monroe Township on 11 February 2009, at the age of 98.

In 1979, a mite of the genus Pygmephorus was named for her.  Pygmephorus lutterloughae is a large mite, described from a sample in the NMNH collection (No. 3782), collected in Oregon in 1970.

In 1983 when she retired from the Smithsonian, Lutterlough was honored with an Exemplary Service award.*


Kin 185: Red Electric Serpent

I activate in order to survive
Bonding instinct
I seal the store of life force
With the electric tone of service
I am guided by the power of universal water
I am a polar kin
I establish the red galactic spectrum.

Practice being inside of a crystal while: your physical body sits in meditation your mind, consciousness, and soul experience the world inside the crystal.*

*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2018-2019.

The Sacred Tzolk'in 

Ajna Chakra (Gamma Plasma)

Friday, August 10, 2018

Yellow Lunar Seed - Magnetic Bat Moon of Purpose, Day 16

2 Kan

Yellow Lunar Seed

There is a Time of Year that lies yawning –
Stretching the Space between Seasons
Days – Weeks of Promise when, depending on the Solstice
We stand between cold Dread and warm Anticipation

There is a Time of Year that takes the plant Roots deep –
Makes its Moves from inner Signals
Cosmic Calls of ice-filled Lakes –
Frost – Cold –Wind –Snow and Rain
 Skies of November resemble a Day in March
When grey Clouds give no Comfort or Promise of Warmth

Finally, winter loses Strength –
A Seed begins its brave invisible
 Ascent to early Suns too pale for warming –
Only Faith supports our Skin and Bones
Now chilled and blue with Longing
For spring the winter’s Damage to atone

There is a Time of Year that shivers
While we, like Children, short-sighted
And burning with Desire cannot wait
For howling, whistling Winds
To blow away the old and bring upon the New
The autumnal Days of early spring are rude –
They tease and taunt without Remorse

There is a Time of Year too short to name until …
Azure fills a Sky of cotton Clouds –
Jonquil Petals open with the Violet
Green Grass quivers with the Flights of little Bees
Whose Legs are yellow Pollen laden
Daffodil sits up with Hyacinth upon the Hill
The Moth awakes to fly on parchment Wing
The Seasons turn – Gaia smiles – naming Spring.

©Kleomichele Leeds

Dr. Danielle N. Lee

 Danielle N. Lee is an American visiting assistant professor of biology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, best known for her science blogging and outreach efforts focused on increasing minority participation in STEM fields. Her research interests focus on the connections between ecology and evolution and its contribution to animal behavior.

Academic work

Originally from South Memphis, Tennessee, she intended to go into veterinary medicine. While she was rejected from veterinary school four times, she began studying olfactory behavior in meadow voles and found her passion to pursue academic research. In her 2011 thesis, Lee proposed a new system of describing animal personality traits from more subjective, emotional descriptors, to observational adjectives.

As of 2017, Lee teaches mammalian biology and urban ecology at Southern Illinois University. She specializes in rodent behavior in both urban and rural settings. Her current focus of study is the African giant pouched rat, examining the extent to which they exhibit behavioral syndromes and the potential role of genetics in these behavioral differences. In 2012, Lee traveled to and lived in Tanzania to collect data about the African giant pouched rat for the "Wild Life of Our Homes" project. Centering on female rat biology, Lee aims to increase research about female biology that has been understudied in the animal kingdom.


From 2006 to 2011, Lee published the blog Urban Science Adventures! before joining the Scientific American Blog Network, where she wrote The Urban Scientist blog from 2011 to 2016. Through her posts, Lee covered her experience as a research scientist, issues relating to STEM diversity, and urban ecology (what she calls "science you can see in your backyard"). Her blog aimed to connect the scientific community with under-served and underrepresented populations, primarily African-American youth, through scientific explanations that were easily understandable.


In 2013, Lee was invited to contribute to the science website Biology Online by a pseudonymous editor named "Ofek". When Lee declined to contribute to the website without compensation, Ofek allegedly responding by asking whether Lee was "an urban scientist or an urban whore". Lee rebuked Ofek on The Urban Scientist; however, the editor-in-chief of Scientific American, Mariette DiChristina, quickly removed Lee's response from the network. Although the removal of the blog post was allegedly due to legal concerns, Scientific American was widely seen as censoring Lee, causing outrage. Ultimately, Ofek was fired by Biology Online because of the incident. Fallout related to the incident also led to the resignation of the Scientific American's blog editor, Bora Zivkovic.

Outreach efforts

Lee's outreach efforts focus on sharing science with the general public and the under-served, particularly through outdoor experiences and social media outlets. Lee founded the National Science and Technology News Service, a now-defunct media advocacy group focused on increasing interest in STEM and science news coverage within the African-American community. She has received many honors for her efforts to increase minority participation in STEM fields.*


Kin 184: Yellow Lunar Seed

I polarize in order to target
Stabilizing awareness
I seal the input of flowering
With the lunar tone of challenge
I am guided by the power of intelligence
I am a galactic activation portal
Enter me.

The distinction that keeps most people from realizing their potential is that we live in a state of mental oppression and intimidation.*

*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2018-2019.

The Sacred Tzolk'in 

Muladhara Chakra (Seli Plasma)

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Blue Magnetic Night - Magnetic Bat Moon of Purpose, Day 15

1 Akbal

Blue Magnetic Night

Sweet Sleep
Enfold me
Travel down
And hold me
To Thy Breast –

Long Night
Approach me
And take me
Down to

Tall Dreams
Entrance Me 
Free the Heart
To dance in me
Lest –
Dark Fears
Besiege me –
Swallow down
And seize
The very Best
Of me.

©Kleomichele Leeds

Nellie A. Ramsey Leslie

Nellie A. Ramsey Leslie (better known as N. A. R. Leslie, c. 1840's-c. 1920's) was notable as a teacher, musician and composer, working in Louisiana and Mississippi, and then in Indian Territory and Corpus Christi, Texas, where she founded a musical conservatory for girls. Born into slavery in Virginia, after emancipation she gained schooling in Ohio and moved to Louisiana to teach for the Freedmen's Bureau. She attended the Normal School of Straight University and gained further training as a teacher. Teaching in Louisiana, Mississippi, Indian Territory, and Texas, Leslie educated freedmen and their children. She was widely known as a music educator and composer, as well as performer, although none of her works is known to be extant.

Early life

Nellie A. Ramsey was born into slavery in Virginia. Very little is known of her early life. Scruggs says that she was born in Amelia County, Virginia  and DeBoer says she was born in Petersburg, Virginia. She was the fourth daughter of Nannie and Charles P. Coles  and had one brother, Solomon Melvin Coles (1844-1929/1930). After emancipation, Ramsey went north and gained some education in Ohio.  She started to work as a young woman for the Freedmen's Bureau in 1865, going to Louisiana soon after the end of the war.

Despite laws forbidding education of blacks, Solomon M. Coles had learned to read at age 14. He was first trained as a coachman for his master's wife. When the Civil War ended, Solomon took night courses at the Freedmen's Bureau in Norfolk, Virginia before migrating north to further his schooling. He attended Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. After graduating, he became the first person of African descent to be admitted to the Yale Divinity School. Although he did not graduate, he was accepted as a minister in the Congregational Church. He became a missionary for the American Missionary Association, which planted black churches in the South and also sponsored teachers for freedmen. Starting in the 1870's, he was the third Congregational minister called to the black church in Corpus Christi, Texas. He also taught freedmen's children here in the Negro school. In the late 1870's, he became the first black principal of the school. About 1895 he moved to a school in San Antonio, where he taught until he reached retirement.


Ramsey started to work for the Freedmen's Bureau in 1865. She first taught elementary school in New Orleans. In time, her salary was paid through a shared funding agreement between the first public school board of the city and the American Missionary Association (AMA), which helped support numerous teachers in the South as part of their educational mission for freedmen and their children. For the 1870–1871 term, she studied at the Normal School of the newly established Straight University, founded by the AMA. The following year, she began teaching primary school at Straight, which had a range of preparatory classes, and then in Amite City, Louisiana. She was highly regarded for her work and in 1872, received a glowing testimonial from a Catholic priest.

Ramsey taught in Amite City until 1874. That year she married Rev. R. A. Leslie, a Presbyterian minister, and moved to a school in Osyka, Mississippi. Rev. Leslie was a Creek Indian. Around 1880 he and his wife moved to Indian Territory, where he helped establish schools for Creek Freedmen. Establishing a boarding house the following year in Muskogee, the couple remained in Indian Territory for several years. They returned to Mississippi, where Rev. Leslie died in April 1884.

After her husband's death, Leslie studied at the Boston Conservatory of Music. She moved to Paris, Texas, where she founded and led a music school. It was flourishing by 1886. The following year, she returned to Muskogee, Indian Territory, where she taught in a private girls academy. Her school charged a tuition of eight dollars per month. Leslie also founded the Afro-American International Institute and School of Arts. In the summer of 1891 she was hired as principal of the Tullahassee Mission School, which was a school for Creek Freedmen. Leslie served as principal until October 1891.

Her brother Solomon Cole had married late in life and become widowed. He and his wife had two daughters, but one died in infancy. Leslie moved to Corpus Christi, Texas to help him raise his remaining daughter. There she opened a music conservatory for girls. Known throughout the region for her teaching skill, Leslie also performed music and was considered a "composer of some prominence". None of her works is known to be extant. After working for several years in Texas, Leslie returned to Indian Territory.

She resumed teaching at the Tallahassee Mission in 1895, where she served as the music director for at least three years. In 1920, she was still living in Muskogee, now in the state of Oklahoma, which was admitted to the union in 1908. In 1921, Leslie performed at a Baptist gathering in Bristow, Oklahoma.*



Kin 183: Blue Magnetic Night

I unify in order to dream
Attracting intuition
I seal the input of abundance
With the magnetic tone of purpose
I am guided by my own power doubled.

The cosmos is inherent order and is intrinsically beautiful and elegant.*

*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2018-2019.

The Sacred Tzolk'in 

Sahasrara Chakra (Dali Plasma)

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

White Cosmic Wind - Magnetic Bat Moon of Purpose, Day 14

13 Ik   

White Cosmic Wind

A Phantom have I
Lived with near a Year –
An inner Voice
A disembodied Face

A separate Self –
Beloved yet apart
A ghostly Lover
Occupies my Heart

His surface Charm
Hid Depths unfathomable
Deadly and immortal –
 There Resentments grew -

Upon him I projected
Every Wound and Crime
Committed from my infancy
Until present Time

I fashioned him a Hero –
That insubstantial Soul –
But when I cut him loose I saw
The Hero is my Self made whole.
©Kleomichele Leeds

Margaret Morgan Lawrence

Margaret Cornelia Morgan Lawrence (born August 19, 1914) is an American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, gaining those qualifications in 1948. Her work included clinical care, teaching, and research, particularly into the presence and development of ego strength in inner-city families. Lawrence studied young children identified as "strong" by their teachers in Georgia and Mississippi, as well as on sabbatical in Africa in 1973, writing two books on the mental health of children and inner-city families. Lawrence was chief of the Developmental Psychiatry Service for Infants and Children (and their families) at Harlem Hospital for 21 years, as well as associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, retiring in 1984.

Early life

Lawrence grew up an only living child of Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Morgan, a schoolteacher, and the Reverend Sandy Alonzo Morgan, an Episcopal minister. They lived in Richmond, Virginia but traveled to New York City for Lawrence's birth, as their first child had died in the local segregated hospital. Lawrence said, "In childhood and through adolescence I said I wanted to become a doctor because of the death of my only sibling, a brother, at eleven months, and two years before I was born. Someone like me could have saved him." After Lawrence's birth, the family returned to Virginia, then moved to heavily segregated Vicksburg, Mississippi.


Because she wanted to become a doctor, Lawrence moved to Harlem, New York City as a teenager in the 1920's to attend Wadleigh High School for Girls. Lawrence earned a scholarship from the National Council of the Episcopal Church and attended Cornell University from 1932 to 1936. She was the only African American undergraduate, denied a place in the segregated dormitory. Lawrence supported herself by working first as a maid to a white family, living in the attic, and later as a laboratory assistant.

Despite excellent academic performance, she was refused admittance to Cornell Medical School because she was black. Lawrence became the third African American admitted to Columbia Medical School, starting classes in the fall of 1936 and graduating in 1940. She was rejected from a residency at New York Babies Hospital because of her race, and rejected from Grasslands Hospital because she was married. Lawrence completed a two-year pediatric residency at Harlem Hospital (1940-1942).

With a Rosenwald Foundation fellowship, Lawrence then earned a Masters in Science at Columbia University's School of Public Health. One of her teachers there was Dr. Benjamin Spock, who introduced her to the connections between physical, social, and psychological health. During World War II, Lawrence taught pediatrics and public health at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee and decided to become a psychiatrist. In 1947 she began a National Research Council fellowship at the Babies Hospital, now an associate professor. In 1948 she became the first African American to join to the New York State Psychiatric Institute, as well as the first African American psychoanalysis trainee at Columbia University's Columbia Psychoanalytic Center, gaining certification as a pediatric psychiatrist in 1951.


Strength abounds in Harlem. Three hundred years of oppression and it survives. This is the task in Harlem, to see strength where it exists, to expect it to be there, right there, next to, and a part of nature, nurture and noxia. Even anger may show strength. It can sustain a child and protect him until he is helped to find more suitable vehicles for his ability to love and to act.
— Margaret Morgan Lawrence

Lawrence described her work with children and families in inner-city New York as integrating psychoanalytic wisdom with spirituality. When Swarthmore College awarded her an honorary doctorate in 2003, the citation said that through articles and books, Lawrence's work "markedly strengthened the social and ethical awareness of the field and inspired in it deeper appreciation for the resilience of spirit at the heart of every child."

Lawrence directed the Therapeutic Developmental Nursery at Harlem Hospital and was chief of the Developmental Psychiatry Service for Infants and Children (and their families) there for 21 years.  Lawrence was also associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, retiring in 1984. She studied children with difficulties and children identified as "strong" by their teachers, in Georgia and Mississippi, as well as on sabbatical in Africa in 1973. In the 1970's and 1980's Lawrence was one of the founders of the Rockland County Center for Mental Health and served on the New York State Planning Council for Mental Health. After retiring from her hospital and academic positions in 1984, she went into private practice.

Personal life

Born in New York City, Lawrence grew up in a series of Southern towns. In 1938, while at medical school, Lawrence married Charles Radford Lawrence II, then a "more militant" sociology student from Morehouse College, who continued as a sociologist and social activist, dying in 1986. They shared a deep commitment to religion and pacifism.

The Lawrences had three children, one of whom is sociologist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot. Their other daughter, Paula Lawrence Wehmiller, has been an educator and Episcopal priest. Their son, Charles R. Lawrence III, is a professor of law.

One of the founders of a cooperative community called Skyview Acre in Rockland County, New York, Lawrence lived there from 1951. She has also been active on peace councils. In 1998 she was the oldest in a group of people on the 85-mile march for peace from London to Canterbury.

Lawrence-Lightfoot wrote a dual autobiography and biography of her mother, Balm in Gilead: Journey of Healer (1988). Reviewed by H. Jack Geiger in The New York Times, the book chronicles "seven decades of struggle, change and achievement," including the accompanying emotional scars and conflicts. Geiger writes:

Do these scars last? I have rarely read anything as painful as Margaret Lawrence's account, told to her daughter, of her return to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital nearly 50 years later. She is, by now, a famous physician, full of honors and achievements. She steps into an elevator and then suddenly: "I feel especially self-conscious about my hands...I think, if only I had on my white coat, I could put them in my pockets...Here I am, black as you see me...Here are my hands, exposed...I am in the elevator, confronted with the difference."

In 2007 Lawrence-Lightfoot gave the annual Bertha May Bell Andrews Lecture at Bates College, telling the story of her mother's life, saying: "Her life has been one of courageous boundary crossing; enduring the visibility and distortions of tokenism, and the double oppression and assaults of racism and sexism."

Major achievements and honors

Lawrence was co-founder of the Rockland County Center for Mental Health in New York, the first recipient of Rockland County, New York's J. R. Bernstein Mental Health Award. She was a founding board member of the Harlem Family Institute (HFI). The HFI presents the Margaret Morgan Lawrence Award to honor outstanding service to the children and families of Harlem.

She is the author of two books, The Mental Health Team in Schools (1971) and Young Inner City Families: Development of Ego Strength Under Stress (1975). The Susan Smith McKinney Steward Medical Society honored her with its Outstanding Women Practitioners in Medicine Award. In 2003 Swarthmore College awarded Lawrence the honorary degree of Doctor of Science at Swarthmore College, and she gave the Commencement Address. Lawrence also received the Episcopal Peace Fellowship's Sayre Prize in 2003, in recognition of her work to promote peace, justice, and non-violence. In 2004 she was awarded the Virginia Kneeland Frantz Distinguished Women in Medicine Award by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University.*


Kin 182: White Cosmic Wind

I endure in order to communicate
Transcending breath
I seal the input of spirit
With the cosmic tone of presence
I am guided by the power of death.

The intelligence programs contained in the sole atoms, three rings gravitational electromagnetic an bio-psychic resonators contain information which spans the spectrum of galactic evolution.*

*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2018-2019.

The Sacred Tzolk'in 

Anahata Chakra (Silio Plasma)