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Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Program Administrator
Educator

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Green, Pink
Favorite Food:
Hamburgers
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Nassau, Bahamas
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
12/10/1940
Birth Location:
Chicago, Illinois

Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Program Administrator
Educator

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Green, Pink
Favorite Food:
Hamburgers
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Nassau, Bahamas
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
12/10/1940
Birth Location:
Chicago
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Biography

Educational expert Loann Julia Honesty King was born on December 10, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois to Elizabeth and Edward Honesty. Her brother is Edward F. Honesty, Jr. King attended Englewood High School in Chicago. In 1961, she married Chicago contractor and executive Paul J. King, Jr. They have two adult sons, Paul J. King, III and Timothy J. King. King received her B.A. degree in education in 1963 from Chicago Teachers College (now Chicago State University). She did graduate work at Northeastern Illinois University and received her M.A. degree in inner-city studies in 1971.

King began a highly respected career as a teacher and counselor in the Chicago Public Schools in 1963, and became a program development consultant for the U.S. Department of Education in 1976. Her dedication to youth enrichment continued as she became the Associate Director of Jobs for Youth Chicago in 1980. She also worked as a grant coordinator for the Illinois Community College Board, Malcolm X College and City-Wide College. Committed to the growth of Chicago-area community colleges, King served in several capacities at Olive-Harvey College beginning in 1987, including serving as Dean of Instruction and Dean of Career Programs. She moved on to become Dean of Instruction at Kennedy-King College in 2001, where she also served as Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management. She retired from her position as Vice President at Kennedy-King in 2003.

King is a dedicated member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She was initiated into the Beta Chapter in Chicago in 1959. She serves as Chairman of the International Program Committee and has also authored two editions of a history of the Sorority’s Central Region. She also served the Sorority as National Treasurer and Central Regional Director, among many other positions. She is also a member of The Links, Inc.

King has sat on the boards of numerous community organizations including the Jane Adams Hull House Foundation, Parkway Community House (served as President) and the HRDI (Human Resources Development Institute). She currently serves on the boards of the Chicago Community Trust African American Legacy Initiative (founding member) and Urban Prep Academies, where her son Timothy is the founder and CEO. She has been honored extensively, by organizations such as Ebony Magazine, the U.S. Department of Education, Englewood High School Alumni Hall of Fame, Olive-Harvey College, Kennedy-King College, the American Association of Women in Community Colleges, and the University of South Carolina and Houghton Mifflin.

Loann and her husband established the Loann and Paul King Philanthropic Fund in 2001, with Chicago Community Trust, becoming the Trust’s first family donor advised fund established by African Americans.

King was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on February 6, 2008 as part of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Centennial Boulé 2008 100 year celebration. Segments of these interviews were used in a DVD entitled A.K.A. Sorority: A Legacy of Supreme Service.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Loann Honesty King's interview, session 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Loann Honesty King lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Loann Honesty King describes her mother's family background, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Loann Honesty King describes her mother's family background, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Loann Honesty King describes her father's background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Loann Honesty King talks about her brother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Loann Honesty King remembers her parents' education and employment
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Loann Honesty King describes her neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Loann Honesty King remembers her shamrock Halloween costume
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Loann Honesty King describes the sights, sounds and smells of her childhood, session 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Loann Honesty King talks about her teenage social activities
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Loann Honesty King remembers Englewood High School in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Loann Honesty King describes her early personality
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Loann Honesty King recalls matriculating at Chicago Teachers College in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Loann Honesty King describes her introduction to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Loann Honesty King remembers the Ivy Leaf Pledge Club, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Loann Honesty King remembers the Ivy Leaf Pledge Club, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Loann Honesty King recalls her Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. initiation, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Loann Honesty King recalls her Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. initiation, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Loann Honesty King describes how she met her husband
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Loann Honesty King remembers attending her first boule
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Loann Honesty King describes her early leadership at Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Loann Honesty King recalls her early teaching career in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Loann Honesty King remembers the Civil Rights Movement in Chicago, Illinois, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Loann Honesty King remembers the Civil Rights Movement in Chicago, Illinois, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Loann Honesty King talks about the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Loann Honesty King describes her career at Parker High School in Chicago, Illinois, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Loann Honesty King describes her career at Parker High School in Chicago, Illinois, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Loann Honesty King talks about the women's movement
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Loann Honesty King remembers campaigning for Chicago Mayor Harold Washington
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Loann Honesty King describes her graduate work in inner city studies
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Loann Honesty King recalls her decision to run for national treasurer of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Loann Honesty King remembers her campaign for national treasurer of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Loann Honesty King recalls her election as treasurer of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Loann Honesty King talks about her experiences as treasurer of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Loann Honesty King recalls Supreme Basileus Barbara Kinard Phillips' leadership
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Loann Honesty King talks about Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.'s undergraduate membership
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Loann Honesty King recalls the executive leadership of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Loann Honesty King talks about leadership opportunities in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Loann Honesty King reflects upon her tenure as treasurer of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Loann Honesty King describes Demetrius Carney's work for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Loann Honesty King recalls being hired at Jobs for Youth/Chicago, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Loann Honesty King describes her work with the Illinois Community College Board
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Loann Honesty King talks about her sons
  • Tape: 4 Story: 12 - Loann Honesty King describes her organizational involvement in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Loann Honesty King recalls running for central regional director of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Loann Honesty King describes Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.'s position on hazing
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Loann Honesty King recalls her vision as central regional director of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Loann Honesty King remembers her challenges as central regional director of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Loann Honesty King describes the development of Theta Omega Chapter's community center
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Loann Honesty King remembers her mentors in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Loann Honesty King talks about the AKArama Foundation, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Loann Honesty King describes her work with Kennedy-King College in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Loann Honesty King reflects upon her career in education
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Loann Honesty King describes her book, 'Pledged to Remember'
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Loann Honesty King recalls the motivation for writing her book, 'Pledged to Remember'
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Loann Honesty King talks about the second edition of 'Pledged to Remember'
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Loann Honesty King recalls her decision to retire
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Loann Honesty King describes the Extraordinary Service Program
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Loann Honesty King talks about the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. centennial
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Loann Honesty King reflects upon her leadership at Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Loann Honesty King reflects upon her legacy and how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Loann Honesty King describes her involvement with Chicago Community Trust
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Slating of Loann Honesty King's interview, session 2
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Loann Honesty King talks about her father's upbringing
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Loann Honesty King describes her paternal grandmother
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Loann Honesty King remembers how her parents met
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Loann Honesty King talks about her maternal great-grandparents
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Loann Honesty King describes her mother's move to Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Loann Honesty King remembers her home life
  • Tape: 7 Story: 8 - Loann Honesty King describes her earliest childhood memories
  • Tape: 7 Story: 9 - Loann Honesty King describes the sights, sounds and smells of her childhood, session 2
  • Tape: 7 Story: 10 - Loann Honesty King remembers her family's holiday traditions
  • Tape: 7 Story: 11 - Loann Honesty King describes her neighbors in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 7 Story: 12 - Loann Honesty King remembers William W. Carter Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Loann Honesty King remembers her elementary school conduct
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Loann Honesty King describes her repertoire with her classmates
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Loann Honesty King remembers her father's businesses in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Loann Honesty King describes the Englewood High School building in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 8 Story: 5 - Loann Honesty King remembers the birth of her younger brother
  • Tape: 8 Story: 6 - Loann Honesty King recalls her early religious experiences
  • Tape: 8 Story: 7 - Loann Honesty King talks about her early awareness of racism
  • Tape: 8 Story: 8 - Loann Honesty King remembers attending high school football games
  • Tape: 8 Story: 9 - Loann Honesty King recalls her early experiences of racial discrimination
  • Tape: 8 Story: 10 - Loann Honesty King remembers her educational aspirations
  • Tape: 8 Story: 11 - Loann Honesty King recalls discrimination from her elementary school teacher
  • Tape: 9 Story: 1 - Loann Honesty King remembers the support of her elementary school principal
  • Tape: 9 Story: 2 - Loann Honesty King recalls her decision to attend Chicago Teachers College in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 9 Story: 3 - Loann Honesty King describes her early relationship with her husband
  • Tape: 9 Story: 4 - Loann Honesty King recalls her decision to pledge Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 9 Story: 5 - Loann Honesty King remembers her experiences with hazing, pt. 1
  • Tape: 9 Story: 6 - Loann Honesty King remembers her experiences with hazing, pt. 2
  • Tape: 9 Story: 7 - Loann Honesty King recalls her experiences at Chicago Teachers College
  • Tape: 9 Story: 8 - Loann Honesty King remembers student teaching at Wendell Phillips High School in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 9 Story: 9 - Loann Honesty King recalls her early experiences in Chicago Public Schools
  • Tape: 10 Story: 1 - Loann Honesty King recalls the student takeover at Parker High School in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 10 Story: 2 - Loann Honesty King talks about her disappointment in the Chicago Public Schools
  • Tape: 10 Story: 3 - Loann Honesty King describes the Englewood community in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 10 Story: 4 - Loann Honesty King remembers her students
  • Tape: 10 Story: 5 - Loann Honesty King describes the U.S. Department of Education's Triple T program
  • Tape: 10 Story: 6 - Loann Honesty King recalls her work at Jobs for Youth/Chicago, Inc.
  • Tape: 10 Story: 7 - Loann Honesty King talks about her husband's career
  • Tape: 10 Story: 8 - Loann Honesty King recalls her grant work for the Illinois Community College Board
  • Tape: 10 Story: 9 - Loann Honesty King describes her career with City Colleges of Chicago
  • Tape: 10 Story: 10 - Loann Honesty King talks about the City Colleges of Chicago
  • Tape: 11 Story: 1 - Loann Honesty King describes her retirement from Kennedy-King College in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 11 Story: 2 - Loann Honesty King talks about receiving the Outstanding First Year Student Advocates Award
  • Tape: 11 Story: 3 - Loann Honesty King describes her friendship with Supreme Basileus Loraine Richardson Green
  • Tape: 11 Story: 4 - Loann Honesty King recalls her early involvement in the Theta Omega Chapter
  • Tape: 11 Story: 5 - Loann Honesty King describes her civic activities with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 11 Story: 6 - Loann Honesty King reflects upon her leadership positions at Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 11 Story: 7 - Loann Honesty King talks about the sisterhood of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Tape: 11 Story: 8 - Loann Honesty King reflects upon her life
  • Tape: 11 Story: 9 - Loann Honesty King describes how she would like to be remembered