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Daryl Davis: Hate, Undone
February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
When Daryl Davis was ten, he did not understand hate yet. But, he was the only Black scout in a parade to honor Paul Revere’s ride to Concord when he began getting hit by bottles. It was then he formed a question in his mind he spent much of his life answering: “How can you hate me when you don’t even know me?” Failing to find an answer in books and history, as an adult and an accomplished musician, he realized who better to ask than a member of the organization formed around the premise: the Ku Klux Klan. So began Davis’ extraordinary story, in which a black man befriended over 200 KKK members, starting with a grand wizard.
This event is free of charge, but registration via the Eventbrite link is required.
Musician and Race Reconciliator Daryl Davis has single-handedly been the impetus for over 200 white supremacists to renounce their ideology and turn their lives around. His true-life encounters with KKK members are detailed in his documentary Accidental Courtesy and his riveting first book, Klan-Destine Relationships. Davis tours around the country and around the world performing musical concerts and giving lectures on race reconciliation.
This programming is offered in partnership with Florida Humanities as part of a multi-year series “UNUM: Democracy Reignited.”
The Village Square welcomes streaming partners National Institute for Civil Discourse, BridgeUSA, Listen First Project, USC Dornslife Center for the Political Future, Common Ground Committee, Civic Health Project, YOUnify, Citizen Connect, Center for the Humanities at University of Miami, Tallahassee Democrat, WFSU Public Media, and Network for Responsible Public Policy.
February 9 @ 7:00 pm -
February 9 @ 8:30 pm