Del Mar Foundation packs Powerhouse to hear MLK speech

Speaker Rabbi Ben Kamin presents his lecture to a packed room at the Powerhouse.

The Del Mar Foundation welcomed a capacity crowd at its DMF Talks recently with speaker Rabbi Ben Kamin.

Kamin, an award-winning author, nationally known scholar and clergyman, talked about his recently released book, “Dangerous Friendship: Stanley Levison, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Kennedy Brothers,” based on previously unrevealed FBI transcripts and Kennedy administration records. “Dangerous Friendship” is in development as a motion picture screenplay.

The presentation was recorded by Del Mar TV and will be broadcast at a later date. For notification of the DMF Talks air date and of upcoming events, visit to join the email list.

Left, Julie Maxey Allison with author and rabbi Ben Kamin.
Left, Julie Maxey Allison with author and rabbi Ben Kamin.

DMF Talks, the Del Mar Foundation’s version of TED Talks, draws its speakers from locally based creative, intellectual and scientific leaders. Launched in 2012, DMF Talks aims to entertain, inspire, and inform the Del Mar community through a series of free presentations.

The Del Mar Foundation sponsors programs, makes grants, and manages over $2 million in endowment funds to benefit the greater Del Mar community. The Foundation’s community endowment provides long-term funding stability for community needs. Visit