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Charles Lummis | KCET

Charles Fletcher Lummis was one of Los Angeles’ key and most controversial figures. To many, he was known as a writer and editor of the Los Angeles Times, an avid collector and preservationist, an American Indian rights activist, and the founder of L.A.'s first museum, the Southwest Museum of the American Indian. Lummis’ genius and idiosyncratic personality captured the ethos of an era and a region. In anticipation of Artbound's season debut episode, "Charles Lummis: Reimagining the American West," on Tuesday, May 10 at 9:00 p.m. and the premiere of a "California's Gold with Huell Howser" episode on Monday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. that visits the Lummis House in Highland Park, we are featuring all of our videos, profiles, and articles on Charles Lummis below. Learn more about this fascinating figure in Los Angeles history.