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Dr Frances Cress Welsing-Black Mental Health

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DShe was born Frances Luella Cress in Chicago, Illinois, in March 1935, the second of three daughters to Dr. Henry N. Cress, M.D. and Ida Mae (Griffen) Cress, a schoolteacher. After earning her bachelor’s degree from Antioch College in 1957, Welsing continued her education at Howard University College of Medicine where she graduated as an M.D. in 1962. Following an internship at Cook County Hospital, she did a residency in general psychiatry at St. Elizabeth Hospital from 1963 to 1966 in Washington D. C. Welsing seemed to focus her professional career on psychiatry, psychology and the mental defects that she believed is inherent in Black people in general, as a result of centuries of oppression by White people.

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