Dr. Daniel E. Walker recently won a Golden Mic Award from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California (RTNA). He was recognized with the Best Entertainment Reporting award for his PBS/KCET special, “How Sweet the Sound: Gospel Music in Los Angeles.”
Walker is an internationally recognized scholar, filmmaker and motivational speaker. Also, he was the lead historian for the “How Sweet the Sound” exhibit that was featured last year at the California African American Museum. According to his supporters, Walker “channels intelligence, creativity and a passion for social justice [to] make good things happen.”
His works include the critically-acclaimed book, “No More, No More: Slavery and Cultural Resistance in Havana and New Orleans;” and the writer/director of the documentaries, “Sol Brothers,” “When Roosters Crow,” “Let’s Have Church,” and “The Ten.” In addition, Walker was a producer on the Emmy award-winning television series, “Artbound,” and a founder of the Long Beach Indie International Film Festival.
A graduate of San Diego State University, Walker earned 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. In 2018, Dr. Walker was awarded an honorary doctorate from Claremont Graduate University for his global contributions to arts, design, and innovation.