Rabbi Ben Kamin joined Bill today on KOKS Radio to talk about your kids and their civil rights. From the Emancipation Proclamation to the assassination of Martin Luther King, the civil rights movement has traveled some rough roads.
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Despite the fact that countless white Americans across the nation supported these difficult changes, many Americans of color feel that it is their movement and that the great work of Dr. King was for and by black America.
The reality is that for civil rights issues to become a movement, it took a concerted effort by much more than just black America.
Ironically, the same ignorance that drove racism has no color boundaries, and continues to thwart the progress of the civil rights movement.
Rabbi Ben Kamin, a renowned expert on Martin Luther King, brings insight and real humanity to understanding of the struggles of King, the politics which threatened to stop the movement in its tracks, and what Dr. King might think of where we are really at with civil rights today.
About Rabbi Ben Kamin: With the rise in political position and media exposure of Americans of color, the idea that a white Jewish scholar would be a recognized expert is perhaps what the civil rights movement was all about.
Ben Kamin is a respected scholar on revered civil rights leader Martin Luther King and the author of three books on the issues, the backstories, and the man.
ROOM 306 The National Story of the Lorraine Motel
“A worthy and well-timed project and a prime subject for an oral history.” –HAMPTON SIDES, author of Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. Martin Luther King, Jr.
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King
I want to personally Thank Rabbi Ben Kamin for being on Keeping Our Kids Safe live radio show and sharing his message of hope and personal insight into today’s world of DIGITAL Media. Rabbi Kamin shared how it really does affect our KIDS for the GOOD, Bad AND the ugly side of humanity.
As parents, its our job to know what our kids learning. Make sure to have family time every week and to gather together for at least one meal as a family. During that time you ask questions and listen to their answers… then praise and with their learning!!! Just like Martin Luther King Jr. did for a whole generation and beyond!
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Ben Kamin (born 1953) is a nationally-known rabbi, teacher, counselor, and the author of eight books on human values. He is a scholar on Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. He has led congregations in Toronto, New York, Cleveland, and San Diego since his ordination in 1978. He has published over 1000 articles about community life in newspapers around the world, ranging from The New York Times to The International Herald Tribune.
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He has been quoted in the Ann Landers column and in the Congressional Record. He appears frequently on radio and television and serves on several national boards dealing with community affairs and interfaith relations. He is the father of two adult children and lives in San Diego. Rabbi Kamin holds the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Hebrew Union College. In 2007, Ben Kamin was elected to the American Society of Journalists and Authors. To learn more about Rabbi Ben Kamin