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12/24/2016

The Black Musician Who Convinced Countless Klansmen to Quit the KKK

Filed under: Uncategorized — by unityoness2013 @ 11:11 am

Openhearted Rebel

By Carey Wedler, Anti-Media

(ANTIMEDIA) As race proves to be an ongoing, paramount issue in American society, one black man is building bridges with the Ku Klux Klan.

Daryl Davis is a veteran musician who has played with legends like Chuck Berry and Little Richard. But over the last several decades, he has made a name for himself for his willingness to initiate dialogue with some of the most characteristically racist people in U.S. history.

He recounts a show he played in 1983, after which a KKK member approached him to compliment his skills, adding that he had “never heard a black pianist play like Jerry Lee Lewis.” To his disbelief, Davis informed him he was a friend of Lewis’.

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