Shannon King

Shannon King

Associate Professor (on leave Fall 2016)

Department/Affiliation: History
Phone: 330-263-2387
Office Address: 113 Kauke


  • B.A., North Carolina Central University 1996
  • M.A., North Carolina Central University 1998
  • Ph.D., Binghamton University 2006

Courses Taught

  • African Americans and the City
  • Intellectual History of Black America
  • History of Black America
  • Narratives Freedom
  • From Protest to Politics
  • The Modern Civil Right Movement
  • Race, Crime and Punishment
  • Hip Hop Revolution
  • Harlem Renaissance and the New Negro Movement
  • Racial Politics and the State

Honors and Awards

  • Anna Julia Cooper/CLR James Award in Africana Studies, Outstanding Book in Africana Studies, National Council for Black Studies
  • 2015 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar "Rethinking Black Freedom Studies from the Jim Crow North to the Jim Crow West," Summer 2015
  • Henry Luce Fund for Distinguished Scholarship, 2012-2013
  • Scholars-in-Residence Fellowship, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Fall 2007. Grant awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. 


  • "Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway?: Community Politics and Grassroots Activism during the New Negro Era", 1900-1930 (New York University Press, 2015).
  • "From Politics to Protest and Politics: Civil Rights and Racial Politics, in the Post-Civil Rights era" Journal of Urban History 40, no. 2 (January 2014).
  • "Not Just a World Problem, but a New York Problem: Segregation, Police Brutality, and New Negro Politics in New York City,” in eds. Davarian Baldwin and Minkah Makalani, Escape from New York! ‘The Harlem Renaissance’ Reconsidered (University of Minnesota Press, 2013).
  • Ready to Shoot and Do Shoot”: Black Working-Class Self-Defense and Community Politics in Harlem, New York during the 1920s" Journal of Urban History 37: no. 5 (September 2011), 757-74.

Works In Progress

  • Review, Eric Porter, The Problem of the Future World: W.E. B. Du Bois and the Race Concept at Midcentury. Durham and London; Duke University Press, 2010. The Historian (forthcoming).