(Through August 2009)


NAME:             William M. King




ADDRESS:     2560 Dutch Court                                      339 UCB

                           Lafayette, CO 80026-9178                        Boulder, CO 80309-0339

                           Phones:  Home (720) 890-5008                Office (303) 492-8189

                           Fax: (720) 890-0142                                    Fax: (303) 492-7799


BIRTHDATE: 11 February 1940


EDUCATION: Ph. D., Social Sciences, Maxwell Graduate School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, May, 1974.


                           M.A., Urban Studies, University of Akron, June 1970.


                           B.A., Psychology, Kent State University, August 1966.




                           "Ghetto Riots and the Employment of Blacks: An Answer to the Search for Black Political Power?"    © 1973.




                           "Black Recognition on the White Campus: The Case of San Francisco State College, 1968-1969."




                           Afroamerican Studies; Metropolitan Studies; Citizenship and Public Affairs; Transdisciplinary Studies.






                           Going to Meet A Man: Denver's Last Legal Public Execution, 27 July 1886  (Niwot, CO: University Press of Colorado), 1990.


                           How to Write Research Papers: A Guide for the Insecure.  (Boulder, CO: Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America), 1991


Chapters in books


                           “The meaning of the Ghetto Riots of 1964-1967: Selected Explanations with Criticism.” In William M King, How To Write Research Papers: a guide for the insecure. Boulder, CO: Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America, 1991, 55-79.


                           "Reconfiguring Reality: Transcending the Quest for Cultural Homogeneity."  In Charles E. Butler, ed., New Directions for African-American Scholarship and Research: Colorizing The "Canon."  Proceedings of the National Research Conference on African-American Studies, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 19-21 November 1992, 54-61.


                           "W.E.B. Du Bois: Scholar, Activist, Prophet and Symbol," Missouri Chautauqua: Visions of America.  St. Louis: Missouri Humanities Council, 1995 16-23.


"Triumphs of Tribalism: The American University as a Reflection of Eurocentric Culture." In Benjamin P. Bowser, Terry Jones, and Gale S. Aulletta, Eds.  Toward the Multicultural University.    Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1995, 21-39.


                           "The Early Years of Three Major Professional Black Studies Organizations." In Delores P. Aldridge and Carlene Young, Eds. Out of the Revolution: The Development of Africana Studies.  Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2000, 115-32.


                           "The Importance of Black Studies for Science and Technology Policy," reprinted in Nathaniel Norment, Jr., ed., The African American Studies Reader. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2001, 653-59.


"’Bloods’: Teaching The Afroamerican Experience of the Vietnam Conflict," in Michael Zeitlin and Paul Budra, Eds. Soldier Talk: The Vietnam War in Oral Narrative. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004, pp 183-96.


"'So They Say': The World War II Colorado Statesman Columns of Lieutenant Earl W. Mann," in Arturo Aldama, Elisa Facio. Daryl Maeda, and Reiland Rabaka, Editors, Telling Our Stories: Ethnic Histories and Cultures of Colorado, in press.



                           Scholarly articles


                           "Black Studies Challenge the Myths," Colorado Quarterly, XXII, 2 (Autumn 1973), 169-78.


"Social Science Investigation: Some Questions from a Black Perspective, "UMOJA, o.s., I, 3 (Fall/Spring 1973/74), 44-49.


                            "Another Side of the Black Studies Debacle: A Response with Some Comments, "Review of Black Political Economy, 6, 2 (Winter 1976), 232-38.


                           With Mariyawanda Nzuwah, "Afroamericans and U.S. Policy Towards Africa: An Overview," Journal of Southern African Affairs, II, 2 (April 1977), 235-44.


                           "With All Deliberate Speed: Old Wine in a New Bottle," UMOJA: A Scholarly Journal of Black Studies, n.s., III, 3 (Fall 1979), 157-74.


                           "The End of An Era: Denver's Last Legal Public Execution, July 27, 1886," Journal of Negro History, LXVIII, 1 (Winter 1983), 37-53.


                           "Black Children, White Law: Black Efforts to Secure Public Education in Central City, Colorado, 1864-1869," Essays and Monographs in Colorado History, (1984), 55-80.


                           "Guardian of the Public Safety: Garret A. Morgan and the Lake Erie Crib Disaster," Journal of Negro History, LXX, 1, 2 (Winter/Spring 1985), 1-13.


                           "The Reemerging Revolutionary Consciousness of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1965-1968," Journal of Negro History, LXXI, 1, 2, 3, 4 (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall 1986), 1-22.


                           "The Afroamerican Scientist and Inventor: A Bibliographic Resource," Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 33, 3 (Summer 1987), 177-92.


                           "'Our Men in Vietnam': Black Media as a Source of the Afroamerican Experience in Southeast Asia," Vietnam Generation, 1, 2 (Spring 1989), 94-117.


                           "Challenges Across the Curriculum: Broadening the Bases of How Knowledge is Produced," American Behavioral Scientist, 34, 2 (November/December 1990), 165-80.


                           "The Importance of Black Studies for Science and Technology Policy," Phylon, XLIX, 1, 2 (Spring/Summer 1992), 23-32. 


                           "Hubert Branch Crouch and the Origins of the National Institute of Science."  The Journal of Negro History, LXXIX, 1 (Winter 1994), 18-33.


                           “Enhancing Scientific and Technical Literacy in Afroamerican Communities.” DES: A Scholarly Journal of Ethnic Studies, I, 1 (Spring 2000)



                           “Doing Du Bois—Summering On The Heartland Chautauqua Trail.” DES: A Scholarly Journal of Ethnic Studies, I, 2 (Fall 2002).



"Creating Opportunities to Train the Mind: Public Schooling for Afroamericans in Territorial Denver, Colorado, 1861-1873," Colorado History, 15 (2008), 19-51.


.                          Essays and other creative writings   


                           "On Achieving Equality in Education: An Exercise in Grasping the Wind," Coloradan, LXXVII (1975), 56-57.


                           "Deficiencies in the Public Schools: A Response," Denver Post, (2 October 1977), 24.


                           "We Must Insure the Quest for Achievement," Kappa Alpha Psi Journal, LXIV, 4 (December 1978), 258-59.


                           "From Behind the Veil," Weekly Column, Denver Weekly News, 29 January 1981 to May 1982.  Totals about 50 columns each about 800 words on personalities, events, and opinions, et al.


                           "Black History Month: On Its Significance," KGNU Program Guide  (February 1981), 3.


                           "A Time for Black Renewal," Colorado Daily, 29, 283, (24 February 1981), 3.


                           "Technology and the Afroamerican," Expressions, I, 2 (Spring 1982), 24-28.


                           "Reflections on a Merger: EAS/STS," Science, Technology & Society Newsletter, 43 (September 1984), 10-11.


                           "What Manner of Man?" Denver City Blues, 15 January 1986.


                           "Reflections on a Talk by Martin Luther King, Jr." Odyssey West, 6, 1 (January/February 1987), 16-17, 35.


                           "Blacks and the U.S. Constitution, "Ibid, 6, 5 (September/October 1987), 28-29.


                           "Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize: The Years Since Memphis," Ibid, 7, 1 (January/February 1988), 26-27.


                           "Curriculum Reform--Not Bussing: The Hidden Issue in School Desegregation," Ibid, 7, 3 (May/June 1988), 31-32.


                           "The Black Family: Some Thoughts on an Afroamerican Social Institution," Ibid, 8, 1 (January/February 1989), 31-32.


                           "Death of the Dreamer," Vietnam Generation Newsletter, 2, 3 (May 1991), 18-19.


                           "A Firebell in the Night," Ibid, 3, 3 (November 1991), 25-27.


                           "What's In A Name?" New Odyssey, I, 1 (Spring 1992), 7-8.


                           "What Do We Want?" Vietnam Generation, 4, 3-4 (Summer-Fall 1992), 83-85.


                           "Jackson State College: The Lost Episode in Antiwar Protest," Vietnam Generation, 6, 1-2  (1994), 29.


                           "The Long Hot Summers, Forty Years Later," H-Urban Discussion List, 25 July 2007.


                           "Reflecting Back to the Beginning," Voices in Black Studies, E-Newsletter edition, August 2009.


                           Reviews and Review Essays:


                           Black Leadership Fenced in By Racism.  The Journal of Afro-American Issues, III, 2 (May 1975), 246-47.


                           Race and Economics.  The Review of Black Political Economy, 6, 3 (Spring 1976), 345-57.


                           Black Students in Protest.  The Journal of Negro History, LXI, 4 (October 1976), 406-07.


                           Blacks in the United States: A Geographic Perspective. UMOJA, n.s., I, 2 (Summer 1977), 99-102.


                           In Search of Canaan: Black Migration to Kansas, 1879-80. Colorado Magazine, LVI, 1 & 2 (Fall/Spring 1979), pp 109-11.


                           With David S. Hill, And We Are Not Saved; The Elusive Quest for Racial Justice.  Denver Post, 29 November 1987, LA, 15.


                           Rethinking the Curriculum: Toward an Integrated, Interdisciplinary College Education, Journal of Higher Education, 63, 3 (May/June 1992), 360-61.


                           New Mexico's Buffalo Soldiers, 1866-1900.  Great Plains Quarterly, 13, 1 (Winter 1993), 48.


                           Conversations: Straight Talk with America's Sister President.  Journal of Negro Education, 62, 2 (Spring 1993), 213-14.


                           A Hope in the Unseen.  Mosaic, (Fall 1998), 18.


                           Distinguished African American Scientists of the 20th Century.  Isis, (December 1998), pp, 647-48.


                           The Anatomy of Power: European Constructions of the African Body.  Isis, April 1999, pp 408-09.


                           The African Philosophy Reader.  Philosophy Now, (June/July 2000), 42-43.


                           Frederick Douglass: A Critical Reader. Philosophia Africana 4:2 (August 2001), 99-103.


An American Health Dilemma; A Medical History of African Americans and the Problem of Race.  Isis, (March 2002), 98-99.


                           Race, Science and Medicine, 1700-1960. Isis, (December 2002), p 642.


                           Paul Robeson: Essays on His Life and Legacy. Journal of African American History, 91, 1 (Winter 2006), pp 101-02.


                           Before Harlem: The Black Experience in New York City Before World War I., (March 2007).




                           Black Labor in the Cities: A Selected Bibliography.  Monticello, IN: Council of Planning Librarians, 1974.


                           Health, Health Care and the Black Community: An Exploratory Bibliography. Ibid.


                           Blacks, Crime and Criminal Justice: An Introductory Bibliography.  Ibid.


                           Urban Racial Violence: An Historical and Comparative Bibliography.  Ibid.


                           "The Black West: A Selected Annotated Bibliography with Study Guide."  Mimeo, 1978.  50 pp.


                           "Blacks in Science and Technology: A Selected Bibliography," African-American Index, 1991.


                           Other Materials:


                           "Introducing Cultural Diversity in Nursing Curricula: Some Issues for Further Consideration."  Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education, 1976.  15 pp.


                           "What's Worth Reading?" Black Collegian, 10, 2 (October/November 1979), 115, 119.


                           Abstract, "The Origins of the National Institute of Science," Transactions of the National Institute of Science, (1981), 60.


                           "Blacks in Science."  A brochure prepared to accompany a talk I gave at the 1984 World's Fair, New Orleans, LA.


                           "Forward," Black Cowboys, by Paul Stewart and Wallace E. Ponce.  (Broomfield, CO: Phillips Publishing, 1986), vi.


                           Introduction, "A White Man's War: Race Issues and Vietnam," a special issue of Vietnam Generation, 1, 2 (April 1989), pp 3-5.


                           "Teachers are the Key: What is Good for Minority Students is Good for All," The Tutor, 5, 3 (Fall 1989), p. 3.


                           Introduction, "African Americans and the Military: A Special Commemorative Issue," a special issue of Trotter Review, 7, 1 (Spring 1993), p. 5.


                           Commentary on Stephen B. Thomas and Sandra Crouse-Quinn, "The Aids Epidemic and the African American Community: Toward An Ethical Framework for Service Delivery," in Annette Dula and Sara Goering, Eds. "It Just Ain't Fair:" The Ethics of Health Care for African Americans.  Westport, CT: Praeger, 1994, 88-89.


                           “Colorado,” in Jack Salzman, David Lionel Smith and Cornel West, eds., Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History, volume 2.  (New York: Simon & Schuster Macmillan, 1996), 612-15. “Wyoming,” in same, volume 5, 2899-2901.


                           "Garrett A. Morgan," in Juliet E.K. Walker, ed., Encyclopedia of Afro-American Business History. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Co, 1999), 388-91.


Several entries in, Nina Mjagkij, Organizing Black America: An Encyclopedia of African American Associations. (New York: Garland Publishing, Inc, 2001), 212-14; 463-64.


                    Eight entries in Gerald Horne and Mary Young, eds., W.E.B. Du Bois An Encyclopedia. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001), 6-7; 30-31; 46-47; 116-17; 117-18; 129; 191; 200.


                           Entry, “Webb, Wellington and Wilma,” in David J. Wishart, editor, Encyclopedia of the Great Plains. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2004), 23.


                           Entry, “Exodusters,” in Molefi Kete Asante and Ama Mazama, Eds. Encyclopedia of Black Studies. (Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage Publications, 2005), 237-39.


Introduction. My Voice for Civil Rights, by Lindley J. Stiles. (Boulder, CO: Graduate Teacher Program, 2005).


Entry, "Colorado," Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-First Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009, 457-58.






                           “Spirit at the Mountaintop”: A Television Documentary. Assisted in compiling a history of Shorter African Methodist Episcopal Church, Denver’s second oldest black church.





                           “Joseph D. D. Rivers, Turn-of-the-Century Black Denver, and the Du Bois - Washington Debate,” ASALH Meeting, Buffalo, NY, 7 October 2005.


                           "The Owl Club of Denver, Colorado," ASALH Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 29 September 2006.


                           "Contesting Culture and Space: Forming the Black Community in Nineteenth Century Denver, Colorado," American Historical Association, 4 January 2007.


                           "'Speaking Out for Self": The Black Struggle for the Right to Vote in Territorial Colorado, 1861-1867." ASALH Meeting, Charlotte, NC, 4 October 2007.


                           "Past Presidents' Roundtable," National Council for Black Studies, Atlanta, GA, 20 March 2008.


                           Moderator, Veterans Issues, Congressional Black Caucus Brain Trust, Washington, DC, 26 September 2008.


                           Symposium Participant, ASALH Meeting, Birmingham, AL, 4 October 2008.





                           Visiting Lecturer, United States International University, Nairobi, Kenya, 27 February 2007-1 March 2007.


                           Lecturer, Graduate Teacher Workshop, UCB, 24 August 2007.


                           Lecturer, Graduate Teacher Workshop, UCB, 21 August 2008.


                           Panelist, "Looking for Lincoln," University of Denver, 10 February 2009.


                           Presenter, "Mixed Taste," Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, 3 July 2009.





                           William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, for Missouri and Illinois Humanities Councils, June 1995 and June 1996, Summer Chatauqua Tour.  Same for Kansas Humanities Council, November, 1996.





                           Professor of Afroamerican Studies, The University of Colorado at Boulder, fall 1993 to Present.  Offering courses in History, the Social Sciences; and Afroamerican Philosophy.


                           Associate Professor in Black Studies, UCB, 1986 to 1993.  Offered courses on Black Religious Life in America, Martin Luther King, Jr., The Civil Rights Movement, and Black America and the War in Vietnam.


                           Core Faculty. Walden University, June 1984 to 1990. Offering doctoral level instruction and dissertation supervision in social change.


                           Associate Professor in the Social Sciences Division, The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, UCB, July 1982 to June 1986.  Offered courses on Race, Class and Gender, Science, Technology, and Society, The Pursuit of Power, and Selected Topics in Afroamerican Studies.  Also offered course in the Graduate School of Public Affairs, The University of Colorado at Denver on Ethics and Public Administration.


                           Visiting Research Professor, Lincoln University (PA), September 1980 to May 1981.  Lectured on topics in Black Studies and ongoing science and society research.


                           Associate Professor in Black Studies, UCB, August 1977 to June 1982. Offered courses on the Afroamerican Scientist and Inventor, The Black West, W.E.B. Du Bois, Afrocentric Research Methods and several others.


                           Assistant Professor in Public Affairs (Attendant), GSPA, UCD, 1974 to 1977.  Offered introductory graduate work in Urban Affairs.


                           Appointed to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Colorado, January 1974.  Offered courses on the Politics and Ethics of Social Research. Director of or committee member of Master's theses and Doctoral dissertations in History, Education, and the Social Sciences.


                           Assistant Professor in Black Studies, UCB, 1972 to 1977.  Offered courses in Afroamerican History, Black Social and Political Thought, Black Community Development, and Black Biography.  Began first researches in Science, Technology and Society during this period.


                           Assistant Professor in Urban Studies, Utica College, 1970 to 1972.  Offered courses in Urban Philosophy, Research in Urban Communities, Urban Planning and New Towns, Studies of Local Power Structures, and Community Organization.


                           Canton Public Schools (McKinley High School), Canton, OH, October 1969 to February 1970 (PT).  Offered instruction in Black History/Black Culture.


                           Instructor in History and Sociology, UPWARD BOUND, Walsh College, North Canton, OH, 1969.  Offered courses in Black History and Social Sciences.


                           Lecturer in Sociology, Walsh College, September 1968 to June 1969 (PT).  Offered courses in General Sociology and Social Psychology.


                           Canton Public Schools, Special Education Teacher (Educable Mentally Retarded), September 1966 to June 1967.  Self-contained unit including Shop and Physical Education.



Recipient of gold award from The Best Should Teach Initiative of The Graduate Teacher Program, The University of Colorado at Boulder, 17 August 2005.




                           Associate Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder, July 2002 to January 2005. Second Tour, August 2007 to June 2009.


                           Coordinator, Afroamerican Studies Program, UCB, August 1990 to Present. Responsible for student advising and related activities.


                           Director, Publications Unit, Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America, UCB, July 1989 to Present.  Responsible for development of editorial policy and manuscript recruiting.  Also prepared same for and supervised publication and dissemination of books, monographs, and occasional papers.  Also developed the electronic journal for the Department of Ethnic Studies.


                           Director, Black Studies Program, UCB, February 1986 to May 1989.  Responsible for curriculum development, faculty recruiting, evaluation, and execution of policies created and authorized by program faculty.


                           Project Director, Colorado Endowment for the Humanities Grant, "Terrence Through Time." January 1986 to May 1986.


                           Project Director, National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, Planning Conference, Black American West Museum, Denver, CO, January 1980 to June 1980.


                           Project Director, Colorado Humanities Program Grant, "Treatment of Minorities in State and Local History." January 1975 to May 1975.


                           Director, Black Studies Program, UCB, September 1974 to August 1975.


                           Coordinator, Center for Urban Studies, Utica College of Syracuse University, August 1971 to August 1972.




                           American Historical Association


                           Association for the Study of African-American Life and History


                           Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists


                           National Congress of Black Faculty


                           National Council for Black Studies


                           National Institute of Science


                           Organization of American Historians





                           Resource Coordinator, Title I, HEA, 1963, "Community Organization for Economic Development," Utica, NY, 1971.


                           Founding member, National Council for Black Studies, April 1975 to April 1976.


                           Member, editorial board, Review of Black Political Economy, November 1975 to December 1982.


                           Associate Editor, UMOJA: A Scholarly Journal of Black Studies, March 1976 to August 1978.


                           Vice Chairman, NCBS, April 1976 to June 1978.


                           Member, editorial board, Western Journal of Black Studies, August 1976 to December 1980.


                           Chairman, NCBS, July 1978 to June 1980.


                           Editor, UMOJA, August 1978 to June 1982.


                           Member, Executive Council, Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, 1979 to 1988.


                           Advisory Editor, The Journal of Negro History, 1980 to 1997.  Member, editorial board, October 1998 to December 2001.


                           Elected Archivist, National Institute of Science, March 1981.


                           Appointed to editorial board, Journal of Social and Behavioral  Sciences, April 1981.


                           Elected Historian, NCBS, March 1984.


                           Member, advisory board, Vietnam Generation, Winter 1988 to Present.


                           Guest Editor, Vietnam Generation, April 1989.


                           Contributing editor, WORD: A Black Culture Journal, January 1991 to December 1996.


                           Contributing editor, race issues, Vietnam Generation, March 1991 to Present.


                           Guest Editor, Trotter Review, Spring 1993.


                           Editor, DES: A Scholarly Journal of Ethnic Studies, August 1999 to Present.




                           Afroamerican Affairs; Citizenship and Public Affairs; Education and Social Justice Issues; Science, Technology and Society.





                           Associate City Planner, Massillon, OH, 1970.  Evaluated zoning changes and major urban developments in city and contiguous areas.  Some supervisory responsibilities also.


                           Rehabilitation Counselor for the State of Ohio, Canton, OH, 1967 to 1969.  Provided counseling services, development of educational and training programs and vocational placement for a wide range of handicapped persons following physical, psychological and social assessment of those handicaps.  Mean caseload was 100 persons.


                           Laboratory Technician. Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Co. Akron, OH, 1963 to 1966.  Performed continuous chemical and physical tests on production and experimental rubber samples requiring evaluation for industrial development.


MILITARY:    U.S. Navy, 1958 to 1962.  Responsible for the installation, maintenance and testing of total airborne fire control systems.  Involved with electronic, computational, hydraulic and mechanical subsystems.  Also served as crew chief with supervisory responsibilities.





                           U.S. Navy, Aviation Fundamentals, Norman, OK, July 1958 to August 1958.


                           U.S. Navy, Aviation Fire Control School, Memphis, TN, September 1958 to March 1959.


                           Ohio State Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, Columbus, OH, September 1967, "Techniques of Rehabilitation Counseling."


                           U.S. Rehabilitation Services Administration, University of Cincinnati, June 1968, "Rehabilitation of the Public Offender."


                           National Academy of Education, Washington, DC, June 1979, "Education Research Management."


                           National Urban League, New York City, September 1980, "Management Development."


                           International Shotokan Karate Federation, "Instructor Training Program." 2003 to 2008.





                           Member, Oneida County (NY) Planning Advisory Board 1971.


                           Member, Board of Directors, Urban League of Metropolitan, Denver, June 1976 to August, 1982; June 1983 to August 1989.  Chairman of the Board, 1980 to 1982.  Consultant to Executive Committee, September 1982 to May 1983.


                           Member, Board of Trustees, Black American West Museum, Denver, CO, February 1979 to September 1980.  Vice Chairman of the Board, 1980.


                           Member, National Advisory Board, Parting Ways, The Museum of Afro-American Ethnohistory, Plymouth, MA, 1983 to 1987.


                           Member, Colorado Black Roundtable, 1987 to 1989.  Chair, Higher Education Subcommittee.


                           Consulting Member, African American Advisory Committee, Colorado State History Museum, July 1992 to Present.


                           Chief Instructor, Harambee Karate Club, April 1992 to present.


                           Member, Colorado Historic Preservation Review Board, January 2008 to Present.