About Dr. Daniel E. Walker
Dr. Daniel E. Walker is an award-winning filmmaker, scholar and one of the nation’s most compelling public speakers. Centered on a search for truth and beauty, his work spans film, television, academia, interracial coalition building, theatre, education, religion, photography, digital archives, exhibitions, and grassroots community organizing.
Dr. Walker is the author of the critically acclaimed book, No More, No More, Slavery and Cultural Resistance in Havana and New Orleans, executive producer of the award-winning television program How Sweet the Sound Gospel in Los Angeles (KCET), founding director of the Long Beach Indie International Film and Entertainment Festival and co-curator of major exhibits at the University of Southern California, the California African American Museum, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
A former New York City Urban Fellow and W.K. Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Fellow, Dr. Walker is a member of the board of The California Endowment and the Heritage Music Foundation and serves as the board chair of the BLU Educational Foundation.
Walker earned a B.A. in Psychology from San Diego State University, where he was also elected president of the Student Government Association, an M.A. in Latin American History (with distinction) from the University of California, Riverside, and a Ph.D. (with distinction) in Latin American and African American History from the University of Houston.
He was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Claremont Graduate University for his global contributions to arts, design, and innovation.