Accidental Courtesy with Daryl Davis

Accidental Courtesy with Daryl Davis

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.

As the United States becomes increasingly divided, Daryl offers us a fresh perspective with specific techniques we can all use to make the world a better place through simple conversations. Through his travels, Daryl has found that at the end of the day we're all humans, and we all want the same four basic things: to be loved, respected, heard, and to have the same things for our families that everyone else wants for their families. In this episode, you'll learn the true power of conversation and why everyone can change themselves for the better.

Daryl Davis

Daryl Davis

Activist, Speaker, Author

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, even accepting a "certificate of friendship" from the Traditionalist American Knights of the KKK. Daryl has also received the Elliott-Black and MLK awards in addition to numerous other local and national awards for his work in race relations.

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