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White Supremacy And Black Mental Health To Be Subject Of Feb. 17 Talk

February 11, 2000 -- Racism and its affect on the mental health of African-Americans will be the topic of a talk on Thursday, Feb. 17, at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Frances Luella Cress Welsing, a psychiatrist in private practice in Washington, D.C., will discuss "White Supremacy and Black Mental Health" at 6 p.m. in Wilson Hall Auditorium.

A former assistant professor of pediatrics at Howard University College of Medicine, Welsing has lectured on racism and mental health at colleges nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of many awards for her contributions in the field of mental health and her service to African-Americans.

Welsing's talk is a part of U.Va.'s African-American Heritage Month celebration.

For more information, contact Neil Bynum, Interim Assistant Dean, Office of African-American Affairs at (804) 924-7923.

Contact: Katherine Jackson, (804) 924-3629

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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