San Diego, California
Prize-wining Scholar and Educator on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Founder of ‘RECONCILIATION: The Synagogue Without Walls’–a post-denominational, inclusive, non-judgmental outreach institute servicing all faiths and situations.
Multicultural and Interfaith Expert,
Author, Journalist, Speaker, and Mediator.
RECENTLY FROM FROM CENTRAL RECOVERY PRESS!
“In the end, the poetic sensitivity and compassionate manner in which Kamin tackles grief feels like a consolation in itself, a balm of sorts.”
–New York Journal of Books
“Nothing can prepare you. Your book has practical advice and I wish it was required reading for everyone. I am buying several copies for loved ones. Thank you for writing this lovely book!” –Reader’s comments
Released from Central Recovery Press in 2016:
“A heartfelt and sure-to-be controversial revelation of spirituality’s power over organized religion.”
Ben Kamin has been a national Op-ed Contributor:
INTERNATIONAL HERALD-TRIBUNE, CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER, LOS ANGELES TIMES, SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE TORONTO STAR and many other publications.
PUBLISHED APRIL 1, 2014
Ben’s 10th book and latest MLK title from Michigan State University Press
…and already in development as a motion picture screenplay!
“The accurate history of a sometimes violent era, a sometimes destructively secretive era, is brought to the fore by Ben Kamin in a fine book.” –Huffington Post
Acclaimed by Civil Rights activists who worked very closely with MLK, this is the first-ever narrative, based on previously unrevealed FBI transcripts and Kennedy administration records of the complicated friendship between Dr. King and Stanley Levison–the former Communist who was King’s closest white friend. This book was launched at the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University.
A literary prize for ‘ROOM 306!’
ROOM 306: The National Story of the Lorraine Motel’ wins a 2013 ‘IPPY’ Award!
This is the critically-acclaimed, first-ever oral history and account of the painful transition of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, site of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, into the National Civil Rights Museum.
“ROOM 306 fills a missing piece of America’s civil rights movement.” –CNN
(above) Ben Kamin with civil rights icons Rev. C.T. Vivian and Dr. Clarence Jones at the Smithsonian Institute, July 2016.