Ken Bedell Bio

Ken Bedell earned his doctorate in sociology at Temple University. Before that he earned graduate degrees in education at New York University, in theology at the University of South Africa and Colgate Rochester/Crozer Divinity School, and in chemistry at Cornell University.

Ken was elected to the board of directors of


Ken Bedell's Realizing the Civil Rights Dream: Diagnosing and Treating American Racism is a roadmap to understanding racism and its affect and influence on civil rights efforts and policy makers during the 1960s and beyond.

Features of the Book

Realizing the Civil Rights Dream explains how America can realize the civil rights dream in the 21st century – if U.S. citizens take actions as individuals as well as work together for full participation of all. Asks―and answers―the troubling question: Why have the civil rights hopes of the 1960s not yet been realized? Demonstrates the relationship between what happens in everyday life and racism's persistence. Presents a framework for understanding how social forces preserve racism