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MUSIC, RACE & AMERICA

Musician converts 200+ KKK members

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Accomplished musician Daryl Davis proves that music is the universal language that bridges the gap between all cultures and creeds. Davis has played all over the world with legends Chuck Berry and Little Richard, but it’s what Daryl really enjoys doing that is the kicker to this story and sets him apart.

Daryl likes to befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan– something very few if any black men can say.  While on tour playing for small cities and towns he is often approached by members of the Klan.  Amazed by his ability to play it opens up the conversation and it often turns into a friendship.  In his travels, he’s collected robes, member cards, hoods and other artifacts from former members who have left the klan, building a collection a little at a time, piece by piece, story by story, person by person in hopes of eventually opening up a “Museum of the Klan”.

This documentary is the first of its kind.  This movie gives the viewer a rare first-hand look at the relationship between a talented musician and an organization that has been associated with violence and hate since 1866.  Accidental Courtesy is scheduled to air on February 13th, 2017 at 10:30 pm on PBS.

 

January 20, 2017

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