Monday, January 2, 2017

“Kill them with kindness.”

In a time when it seems like our differences are dividing us rather than uniting us, jazz musician Daryl Davis is taking a different stance. The accomplished musician has traveled the globe leading his group, The Daryl Davis Band, as well as performing with Chuck Berry, Sam Moore, Percy Sledge, Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, and more. And while he’s performed alongside Jerry Lee Lewis and former President Bill Clinton, it’s his work in race relations that has left his most inspiring mark.
Since the 1980s he has been seeking out, and befriending, openly racist members of the KKK and neo-Nazi groups. Through the strength of his convictions and character, putting himself in a position few would dare, his friendship has caused more than 200 Klan members to leave the racist organization.
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