Homage to William E. Cross Jr.: 50 Years of Nigresence

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Virtual: Zoom

Celebrating Dr. William E. Cross Jr. for his lifetime contributions to black studies and psychology. This year marks the 50th year anniversary of his amazing article on Nigrescence: Black Racial Identity Model that was published in the Black World in 1971.

Featured Speakers:

  • William E. Cross Jr., Ph.D., University of Denver
  • Jioni Lewis, Ph.D., University of Maryland
  • President Thomas A. Parham, Ph.D., CSU Dominguez Hills
  • Helen A. Neville, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
  • Kevin Cokely, Ph.D., UT Austin


  • President M. Christopher Brown II, Ph.D., Kentucky State University
  • Sharon Tettegah Ph.D., Director of CBSR at UC Santa Barbara