BIOGRAPHY

Kit Cummings
Award-Winning Author, Teacher, Consultant

In 2010 Kit founded the Power of Peace Project. Using the experience he gained resolving
conflict in some of the most dangerous areas in the world, he applies his principles to bring about
change in prisons, schools, courts, and the faith-based community. On MLK Day 2020, Kit was
recognized by the NAACP receiving their Martin Luther King, Jr. Living the Dream Award for
his contribution to civil rights and his work with underserved youth and prison reform. In 2021
he was appointed to the Georgia House of Representatives Gang Prevention and Intervention
Commission as a result of the passing of the anti-gang bill HB750 under Chairman Rep. Carl
Gilliard.

Kit has been in over a hundred prisons, jails, detention centers, and rehab facilities and worked
with over ten thousand prisoners and over ten thousand kids. He has journeyed on tours through
Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America, and has negotiated peace between some of the
most notorious gangs inside the U.S. prison system. In 2012 Kit delivered an address about his
powerful peace projects at the Gandhi Global Peace Summit in Durban, South Africa to
representatives from the Gandhi, King, and Mandela organizations, as well as other iconic
peacemakers from around the world. Kit has taken his Forty Days to Freedom program into
dangerous La Mesa prison in Tijuana, Mexico to teach prisoners nonviolence, as well as working
with addicts and youth in some of the toughest areas of that cartel war-torn border city. Kit has
planted seeds of peace all around the world.

Kit has authored six books, including the award-winning Peace Behind the Wire, a Nonviolent
Resolution which has been endorsed by the King Family. His latest book, The New Convict
Code, Bringing Peace to the Streets from Behind the Wire, flips the script on prison reform and
aims to shatter the school-to-prison pipeline. Recently, Kit partnered with the Georgia
Department of Juvenile Justice to bring peace to the over one thousand kids incarcerated in
Georgia detention centers and youth prisons.