This film is an overview of the life of Dr. Beatrix Hamburg, a pioneer in medicine and child psychiatry. Dr. Hamburg was the first African-American to attend Vassar College, in 1940, and was also the first African-American woman to attend Yale Medical School, in 1944. She was also a pioneer in advancing the field of child and adolescent psychiatry, at Stanford, Harvard, Mt. Sinai and Cornell Medical schools. In the 1990s, she was president of the W.T. Grant foundation. She also served as director of the President's Commission on Mental Health under President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter.