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Thu 9

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

The Village Square presents Daryl Davis

The Village Square

Location: Online



When Daryl Davis was ten, he didn’t understand hate yet. But then he was the only black scout in a parade to honor Paul Revere’s ride to Concord, when he began getting hit by bottles. It was then that he formed a question in his mind that he’s spent much of a lifetime answering: “How can you hate me when you don’t even know me?”

Failing to find his answer in books and history, as an adult and an accomplished musician, he realized who better to ask than a member of an organization formed around the premise—the KKK. So began our guest’s extraordinary story, in which a black man befriended over 200 KKK members, starting with a grand wizard. We’ll learn how his improbable, impossible, openhearted journey can light our way.

More about our speaker:

Daryl Davis is an African American R&B singer who fights racism by by engaging with members of the KKK, and ultimately convincing them to give up and renounce the KKK.

This important programming is offered in partnership with Florida Humanities as a part of our multi-year series “UNUM: Democracy Reignited.” Meet our extraordinary streaming partners below.

We’re delighted to welcome streaming partners BridgeUSA, Listen First Project, USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future,  Common Ground Committee, Civic Health Project, YOUnify, Citizen Connect, Center for the Humanities at University of Miami, Tallahassee Democrat, WFSU Public Media, Network for Responsible Public Policy, and Civil Squared.