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Voice of Black Studies Blog
Tuesday, January 26 2016
FRANCES CRESS WELSING, ISIS ASCENDANT:

The passing of Dr. Frances Cress Welsing (1935-2016) calls on us to pause and pay rightful homage to her—this accomplished and committed psychiatrist, activist-intellectual, au-thor, way-opener and African woman of great weight and worth in the world. She audaciously and defiantly inserted herself in the annals of psychiatry and behavioral science and in the re-sistance discourse of Black people with her con-troversial and influential "The Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism (White Su-premacy)". And she would, amidst continued consternation from some and increasing admira-tion from others, dare to extend and deepen dis-cussion of this provocative theory in her major work The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors. She chose Isis as the divine, moral and social image and ideal for the title of her major work. We praise her, then, as Isis Ascendant, herself, moulder and maker of men, women and chil-dren, restorer, protector and preserver of the people; she who "admires truth and justice and made justice stronger than gold and silver", as she states in her preface.

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