Dr. Walton served as Coordinator of Affirmative Action at the Library of Congress from 1973 to 1986. He has written articles for the Negro Digest and his books for adults include The Biography of Philip Reid: Historical Fiction and African Immigrants and African Americans: Community or Conflict? Following his military service in the U. S. Air Force, he was awarded a Naval Graduate Fellowship. He used this award to attend the University of Southern California, where he earned a doctorate in public administration. Soon after Dr. Walton joined the U.S. Information Agency and was assigned as Research Officer/West Africa and posted to Lagos, Nigeria from 1963 to 1965.