Jan 31, 2020
EP#56 Klan-Destine Relationships. It began with a question. How
can you hate me when you don't even know me? Listen to our powerful
Interview with acclaimed musician, author, educator and race
reconciliator, Daryl Davis.**
A chance encounter with members of the Ku Klux Klan led musician Daryl Davis on a quest to determine the source of the hate. His unorthodox, yet simple approach, has wielded surprising results and just might be the solution for all racial discourse. As a pianist, vocalist, and guitarist, he performs nationally and internationally with The Daryl Davis Band. He has also worked with such notables as _Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, The Legendary Blues Band,_ and many others. In 1983, A chance occurrence after one of his performances led him to befriend a member of the Ku Klux Klan. This eventually led Daryl to become the first black author to travel the country interviewing KKK leaders and members, all detailed in his book, Klan-Destine Relationships. Today, Daryl owns numerous Klan robes and hoods, given to him by active members who became his friends and renounced the organization. Davis has received the Elliott-Black and MLK awards as well as numerous national awards for his work in race relations. He is also an actor appearing in the critically acclaimed _HBO's The Wire,_ and most recently, as the subject of the documentary _Accidental Courtesy,_ which filmed his real life encounters with Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi leaders as he helps to dismantle racism across the United States.