William King started teaching Black Studies at CU in 1972. The Black and Gold Project Foundation: Our Past, Our Present, Our Future honors Prof. William King, Ph.D., CU’s
William King started teaching Black Studies at CU in 1972.
The Black and Gold Project Foundation: Our Past, Our
Present, Our Future honors Prof. William King, Ph.D., CU’s longest-serving
Join us in person on Saturday, June 25, from 2 to 4 p.m., at
Cinzetti’s Italian Market Restaurant in Northglenn, Colorado, as we honor the
legacy of William King Ph.D.
The in-person program will be recorded and later shared on
the Black and Gold Project Foundation Facebook page.
Ohio native William King left a mark on many of us that
altered the direction of our lives. He was a founding member of the National
Council for Black Studies, eventually serving as its national chairman. The
organization’s mandate was “Education should engender both academic excellence
and social responsibility.”
Dr. King was Publications Unit Director for the CU-Boulder
Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America. He was also and Director
of the Black Studies Program. A member of the Association for the Study of
Afro-American Life and History, the National Congress of Black Faculty and the
National Institute of Science, he has been widely published.
Among his major works is Going to Meet a Man: Denver’s Last
Legal Public Execution, 27 July 1886, published in 1990 by the University Press
In addition to the event, the Black and Gold Project
announces the creation of our special “Black and Gold” shirts, available to
both in-person attendees and those who want to share their Black and Gold love.
The shirts, which come in several styles, are available at Bonfire
Get your order in before June 5 to ensure you have the
shirts in time for the June 25 event.
This special tribute not only honors the legacy of Bill
King, but of all of those who were touched by him.
You will note that I use the word “legacy,” as it
symbolizes what our humble efforts have become. This is about a shared history
of many voices. We have created a space where our voices and memories and
wisdom can be recorded and shared, allowing future generations to draw upon our
We not only are making history, we are also history’s
is located at 281 W 104th Avenue, Northglenn, Colorado. Cost is $17.99 for
adults and $8.99 for children between ages 4 and 12. All drinks are additional.
Please RSVP by June 18, 2022, to “boulderblackandgold@gmail.
(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm