Dr. Mae C. King (1938-2022)
Dr. Mae C. King, Professor Emerita of Political Science at Howard University, died November 4, 2022. She was the first African American Senior Staff Associate of the American Political Science Association (1969-1975). Dr. Mae King “paved the way for a generation of Black political scientists generally, and Black female political scientists particularly”, Sherri L. Wallace et al. wrote and that she “has made a significant contribution to the modern Black Liberation Movement, and to other fields of study, including African studies, Black studies, and Black women’s studies. King’s article, “Oppression and Power: The Unique Status of the Black Woman in the American Political System,” (Social Science Quarterly, 1975) is one of the classics in field of political science and widely anthologized. (Excerpted from Dr. Mae C. King, Political Science Pioneer). During her time on the APSA Staff, Dr. King worked with the APSA Committee on the Status of Blacks in the Profession and the Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession (where she collected data for the first survey on the status of women in the profession), and on the teaching and learning portfolio. Dr. King also was the lead staff support on the National Science Foundation-funded Pre-Collegiate Education Project and the Federal City College Project. Dr. King’s research and teaching areas included African politics, international relations and African American women in politics.
See also, Obituary on Legacy.com
Learn More About Dr. King
- Dr. Mae C. King Interview: APSA/Pi Sigma Alpha Black Political Scientists Oral History Project : Listen to Dr. King’s interview conducted by Dr. Jewel L. Prestage, on February 5, 1994.
- Dr. King receives APSA Honor for her role in the APSA MFP/DFP Fellowship Program (2009
- (see also 105th Annual Meeting Recap)
- APSA MFP 40th Anniversary Panel: APSA convened a roundtable at the 2009 Annual Meeting in Toronto entitled “The 40th Anniversary of the APSA Minority Fellowship Program: Promoting Scholarship and Diversity.”
- Dr. King’s Obituary – Legacy.com
- Dr. Mae C. King Wikipedia Entry
- Mae C. King, Oppression and Power: The Unique Status of Black Women in the American Political System. Social Science Quarterly; Austin, Tex. Vol. 56, Iss. 1, (Jun 1, 1975): 116.
- Sherri L. Wallace, Robert C. Smith, Adolphus G. Belk, Gloria Braxton, Charisse Burden-Stelly, Tasha S. Philpot, Wendy Smooth; Chronicling Our Legacy of Leadership: The Task Force Historical Record on Founders of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. National Review of Black Politics 21 January 2020; 1 (1): 80–131. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nrbp.2020.1.1.80
- NCOBPS – National Conference of Black Political Scientists