Features 03 Dr Frances Cress Welsing-web

Published on February 3rd, 2016 | by Jerry Doby


Black History Month art series by artist Adam Hernandez: ‘Frances Cress Welsing’

03 Dr Frances Cress Welsing-webFrances Cress Welsing (born Frances Luella Cress; March 18, 1935 – January 2, 2016) was an afrocentrist psychiatrist. Her 1970 essay, The Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism (White Supremacy), offered her interpretation on the origins of white supremacy culture. She was the author of The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors (1991).

Welsing was born Frances Luella Cress in Chicago, Illinois on March 18, 1935. Her father, Henry N. Cress was a physician, and her mother, Ida Mae Griffen, was a teacher. In 1957, she earned a B.S. degree at Antioch College and in 1962 received a M.D. at Howard University. In the 1960s, Welsing moved to Washington, D.C. and worked at many hospitals, especially children’s hospitals. – wikipedia.org

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