Accidental Courtesy with Daryl Davis


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In one of our most unique, fascinating and powerful episodes to date, Nick and Lee Brower sit down to talk with Daryl Davis. Daryl is a musician who has spent his life playing music around the world. But what he does in his spare time will surprise you. As an African-American man, he spends his free time talking to and befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan. His goal is not to convert them, but to simply have a conversation. Through these conversations, amazing things happen… Listen in to hear Daryl tell stories of these conversations and learn how we can have open, honest and impactful discussions with the people around us—even if they are opposed to our views.

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Daryl Davis is an R&B and blues musician, activist, author, speaker, and the subject of the documentary, Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America. He is on a mission to improve race relations by engaging and even befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), with the goal of changing their perspective on race. Through simple conversations, he has convinced dozens of Klansmen to leave and denounce the KKK—and he isn't stopping anytime soon.

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