Rabbi Ben Kamin has written a definitive personal expression about race, coming of age in the 1960s, a forbidden friendship, and his personal love for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This is a story that spans a four-decade search for a lost high school chum, a deep misunderstanding, and a coming to terms with an America painfully evolving from the blood of MLK to the promise of Barack Obama.The book i...
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Print Length: 147 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0870138820
Publisher: Michigan State University Press (January 1, 2012)
Publication Date: January 1, 2012
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Gratefulness and much love to my classmate, Ben Kamin for telling a true story based on his experience about our beloved Woodward High School. My feelings and thoughts were overwhelmed with Ben's perspective of how the death of Martin Luther King Jr...
ance of Kamin's life at Cincinnati's notorious Woodward High School, a microcosm of the 1960s and of America itself, as well as detailing Kamin's search-for Clifton, for America, for the key to understanding what race relations really are in the United States. Simultaneously, it is the story of the emerging rabbi's search for the legacy of his spiritual mentor, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., taking Kamin from Cincinnati to Cleveland to Memphis to New Orleans and other points, and constantly bringing him home to his friend Clifton and "the heaving hallways" of that high school.