Frances Cress Welsing
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Dr. Frances Cress Welsing Author of The Isis Papers and creator of the Cress-Welsing theory analyzing the nature of white supremacy Born March 18, 1935, in Chicago, IL.
In addition to being a world renowned author, Dr. Welsing was a practicing psychiatrist starting her career at Cook County Hospital as an intern, 1962-63. She also worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital, resident in general psychiatry, 1963-66; Children's Hospital, fellowship child psychiatry, 1966-68; private practice in general psychiatry, Washington, DC, (1966), and general and child psychiatry, Washington, DC, (1968); Howard University College of Medicine, assistant professor of pediatrics, 1968-75; Hillcrest Children's Center, clinical director, 1975-76; affiliated with Paul Robeson School for Growth and Development, North Community Mental Health Center, Washington, DC, 1976-90.
Check out The Osiris Papers: Reflections on the Life and Writings of Dr. Frances Cress Welsing (Black Classic Press, 2019) is intended to be the first of many treatises written to examine the life, theories, and contributions of Dr. Frances Cress Welsing. Some of these writings will be hagiographic. Some will be critical, but all will expand our understanding of one of the greatest African thinkers of the past 100 years.
“There are so many things to feel about this woman” so for this volume, we assembled a group of scholars, social activists, and entertainers to write on one of the Nine Areas of White Supremacy outlined by Neely Fuller in his monumental work The United Independent Compensatory Code/System/Concept: A Compensatory Counter-Racist Code. You will learn how Mr. Fuller directly influenced the theories of Dr. Welsing. While Mr. Fuller asked “What is racism/white supremacy?,” Dr. Welsing asked “Why is there racism/white supremacy?” There is an important difference in these two queries and each will be answered in various ways throughout this volume by writers who;
- Knew Dr. Welsing personally;
- Worked with her on various projects, or;
- Are deeply familiar with her writings.
Welsing, who was influenced by the work of Neely Fuller, Jr., appeared on numerous television and radio shows, and was a prolific lecturer. She passed January 2, 2016 in Washington, D.C.