Earl Ofari Hutchinson, noted author, political and social commentator and alumnus of California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), will give a talk and book signing on his latest book “From King to Obama, Witness to a Turbulent History” at the University Library on Wednesday, April 15, at 6 p.m.
The talk is in conjunction with the CSUDH Archives’ and Special Collections exhibition “The Font of Black Culture in Los Angeles, the Alfred and Bernice Ligon Aquarian Collection,” which features items from the recent acquisition of books, photographs and documents related to the Aquarian Book Shop, the longest-running black-owned bookstore in Los Angeles and its owners. Hutchinson frequented the bookstore as a student in the 1960s.
Hutchinson (1989, M.A. humanities) is author of 10 books on race and social change in America. He is a national political writer for New America Media and the Los Angeles Wave Newspaper, and is a feature contributor to the Huffington Post. His syndicated columns have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is the host of two syndicated public affairs and issues talk radio shows on KTYM Radio and KPFK Pacifica Network Radio Los Angeles, and a weekly commentator on the Radio-One Network. He is also a guest MSNBC political analyst.
“From King to Obama: Witness to a Turbulent History” is Hutchinson’s personal reflection of seeing, writing about, and in his role as journalist and political analyst meeting and interviewing those people whose monumental accomplishments affected the lives of millions over a half century.
The April 15 CSUDH talk and book signing will be held at 6 p.m. on the fifth floor of the University Library South Wing.
For more information, contact University Archives and Special Collections at (310) 243-3895.