CAN WE TALK? HOW CAN YOU HATE ME WHEN YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW ME?
Daryl Davis is
a musician, actor, author, and lecturer. He earned his BA in Music
from Howard University and is an accomplished Blues, Rock’n’Roll,
Country, and Jazz musician, touring regularly with his Daryl Davis
Band. He has worked extensively with Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley’s
Jordanaires, The Legendary Blues Band, and Percy Sledge, among others.
a performance, 35 years ago, a man told Daryl Davis he had never seen
an African-American man play piano like Jerry Lee Lewis. The man was a
member of the Ku Klux Klan and he became a regular fan of Daryl’s. This
led to Davis becoming the first African-American author to travel the
country interviewing KKK leaders and members, all detailed in his
book, Klan-Destine Relationships. This tour made him one of the unique
race relations experts and activists today. He eventually became the
recipient of robes and hoods from Klan members who came to rescind their
beliefs after coming to know him.
Davis has appeared in the critically acclaimed TV show The Wire, as well as in many plays and movie roles. He is the subject of the recent documentary Accidental Courtesy,
which followed him around the U.S. documenting his meetings with KKK
members, neo-Nazis, the Alt-Right movement, and other white
Moderation: Dr. Bärbel Harju, Amerika-Institut, LMU
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Venue: E120 (Große Aula)/Hauptgebäude
The event is free, but registration is mandatory. Registration: https://en.xing-events.com/klanwetalk.html