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Daryl Davis - Klan - Destine Relationships - Part One

From: Donna Descoteaux
Series: Living Well Show
Length: 28:47

The quest for understanding between peoples is always challenging. But that challenge can be extremely intense, even dangerous, when an African-American man sets out to explore the roots of racism by paying visits to members of the Ku Klux Klan. That is exactly what Daryl Davis, a Grammy Award winning blues musician, did when he began research for his book Klan-Destine Relationships.

Abstractfeather0002_small The quest for understanding between peoples is always challenging. But that challenge can be extremely intense, even dangerous, when an African-American man sets out to explore the roots of racism by paying visits to members of the Ku Klux Klan. That is exactly what Daryl Davis, a Grammy Award winning blues musician, did when he began research for his book Klan-Destine Relationships. The results of his courageous quest gives an enlightening glimpse into the heart of ignorance and hatred. His experiences even offer a ray of hope for harmony between the races. Daryl Davis often makes supporters out of his detractors with his warm hearted humanity and willingness to listen and learn. Says Davis, ?I have Klan robes and hoods hanging in my closet, given to me voluntarily by members who have quit the Klan since coming to know me.? With rare candidness and courage Daryl Davis shares with us his powerful, transformative experiences that came of one man?s quest to unearth the roots of prejudice and foster harmony between the races. This two part interview allows us to share, to a small extent, in this exciting journey!

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The quest for understanding between peoples is always challenging. But that challenge can be extremely intense, even dangerous, when an African-American man sets out to explore the roots of racism by paying visits to members of the Ku Klux Klan. That is exactly what Daryl Davis, a Grammy Award winning blues musician, did when he began research for his book Klan-Destine Relationships. The results of his courageous quest gives an enlightening glimpse into the heart of ignorance and hatred. His experiences even offer a ray of hope for harmony between the races. Daryl Davis often makes supporters out of his detractors with his warm hearted humanity and willingness to listen and learn. Says Davis, ?I have Klan robes and hoods hanging in my closet, given to me voluntarily by members who have quit the Klan since coming to know me.? With rare candidness and courage Daryl Davis shares with us his powerful, transformative experiences that came of one man?s quest to unearth the roots of prejudice and foster harmony between the races. This two part interview allows us to share, to a small extent, in this exciting journey!