Oct 8, 2019
Starts at 7:00PM
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Munich Dialogues on Democracy: Klan 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 and Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, The Legendary Blues Band, Percy Sledge, among others.
After a performance 35 years ago, a man told Daryl he’d never seen a Black man play piano like Jerry Lee Lewis. He became a regular fan of Daryl’s. He was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. This led to Davis becoming the first Black author to travel the country interviewing KKK leaders and members, all detailed in his book, Klan-Destine Relationships, making him one of the most 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 and many plays and movie roles. He is the subject of the recent documentary Accidental Courtesy, which followed him around the US documenting his meetings with KKK members, neo-Nazis, Alt-Right, and other White supremacists.
Moderation: Dr. Bärbel Harju, Amerika-Institut, LMU
This lecture was made possible by a generous donation from the MIS Foundation.
Admission Free, Registration required at https://en.xing-events.com/klanwetalk.html
Munich, Germany — Große Aula Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität