The Legacy and Works of Frances Cress Welsing, M.D.: Queen Mother of Black Consciousness

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Call for Papers
March 15, 2016
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Psychology, Sociology, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies ( is organizing a special issue to analyze the work of Frances Cress Welsing, MD. The editors are Jahi Issa, Ph.D., Patricia Newton, M.D., MPH, M.A. (Nana Dr. Akosua Akyaa) and Lawson Bush V, Ph.D. (Nana Kweku Baakan). Papers examining her books, articles and presentations are welcomed. Secondly, contributions should engage the following themes; however, papers that examine other areas of Dr. Frances Cress Welsing’s life and work will also be considered: 

Frances Cress Welsing Early Years

Frances Cress Welsing and Nelly Fuller

The Cress Welsing Institute of Psychiatrics & Social Research

Frances Cress Welsing as a Scholar Activist

Frances Cress Welsing as a Medical Doctor

Frances Cress Welsing impact on African World Consciousness

Frances Cress Welsing as a Professor

The Contributions of Frances Cress Welsing to Africana Studies

Frances Cress Welsing as a Psychiatrist and Race Theorist (White Supremacy and Racism)

Frances Cress Welsing Book and Articles

Frances Cress Welsing Debates

Frances Cress Welsing and the RBG Movement

Frances Cress Welsing and Black Mental Health

How Dr. Cress Welsing’s Concepts Developed Over Time

Frances Cress Welsing in Dialogue with Sexual Orientation, Class, and/or Gender

Teaching Dr. Frances Cress Welsing in the Classroom

Frances Cress Welsing on Male and Female Relationships

Frances Cress Welsing and the Black Family

Frances Cress Welsing as an Ancestor

Frances Cress Welsing’s Legacy

Posthumous Critiques of Dr. Welsing’s Work and Views

Frances Cress Welsing and African-Centered Community Outreach at Howard University 

Contributors must send a 200 word limit abstract to by March 15, 2016, and their full paper by August 15, 2016.

All contributions must be original, unless approved by the editors, submitted in MS word format via e-mail to ( ) The entire work should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages with a concise title, and standard scholarly citations (see past issues for format organization). In formatting, do not place page numbers or paper title (on each page) on the manuscript; place all end notes, footnotes and the bibliography at the end of the paper, papers in languages other than English will be considered, however they must also be presented in English, and all submissions must list your current affiliation and contact points (location, e-mail address, etc.). In regards to style (APA, Chicago, MLA, etc.), use what is standard in your area of study. 



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