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DR. FRANCES CRESS WELSING (March 18, 1935 – January 2, 2016)
Welsing was born Frances Luella Cress in Chicago 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 an M.D. at Howard University. In the 1960s, Welsing moved to Washington, D.C. and worked at many hospitals, especially children’s hospitals. While Welsing was an assistant professor at Howard University she published her first body of work, “The Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation”, in 1974. This was an introduction to her thoughts that would be developed in The Isis Papers. Twenty-two years later she released “The Isis Papers”, which is a compilation of essays she has written about global and local race relations.