An array of events, including exhibits, lectures and a symposium, will mark the 100th anniversary of Charles F. Lummis' arrival in Los Angeles.
Lummis came here Feb. 1, 1885, to become city editor of The Times, and later he would be a literary and cultural force in the community, champion of Indian and Latino ethnicity and founder of the Southwest Museum, which will sponsor several of the events in conjunction with the Historical Society of Southern California and the Los Angeles Public Library.
A Lummis Centennial Symposium on Saturday in the Southwest Museum Auditorium will feature Lawrence Clark Powell, professor in residence emeritus, University of Arizona, Tucson, as keynote speaker, and will continue with a variety of programs. They will focus on Lummis' view of America as he walked from Cincinnati to Los Angeles, his work at the Los Angeles Public Library, his interest in Latino and Indian heritage, historical preservation and his careers as a writer, editor and photographer.
At 2:20 p.m. Doyce B. Nunis Jr., professor of history at USC and editor of the Southern California Quarterly, will offer a commentary, and a panel discussion moderated by Bernard Fontana, field historian at the University of Arizona, will follow.