Del Mar Foundation Talks presents Martin Luther King expert on Jan. 26

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Del Mar Foundation presents award-winning author Ben Kamin speaking on his recently released book, “Dangerous Friendship: Stanley Levison, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Kennedy Brothers.”

Join Kamin on Jan. 26 at the Powerhouse for an insightful discussion of his narrative based on previously unrevealed FBI transcripts and Kennedy administration records. “Dangerous Friendship” chronicles a history of Martin Luther King, Jr., that was kept secret from the public for years. It reveals the story of Stanley Levison, a prominent figure in the Communist Party-USA, who became one of King’s closest friends and a trusted adviser, and the complications arising from this friendship under the watch of J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI.

The free 6:30 p.m. presentation, followed by questions and answers, is preceded by a wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made online at www.delmarfoundation.

Rabbi Ben Kamin is a nationally known clergyman, lecturer, spiritualist and author of 10 books on human values and civil rights. “Dangerous Friendship” is in development as a motion picture screenplay.