Wednesday, April 09, 2014

KLAN-Destine Relationships: One Man Single-Handedly Dismantled the Klan in Maryland

For over 20 years, author, activist, and pioneer in race relations Daryl Davis has been meeting with Klan leaders and asking them face-to-face: "How can you hate me when you don't even know me?" In a one-on-one setting, Mr. Davis respectfully but firmly questions and challenges their ideas about race. Over time, countless Klansman have left the organization because they grew to respect Mr. Davis as a friend—ultimately resulting in the single-handed dismantling of the KKK in his home state of Maryland. Come join the conversation about his experiences and the techniques he has used in moving towards the eradication of racism. This event celebrates the 15th anniversary of his critically-acclaimed book, Klan-destine Relationships, which chronicles his journey in race relations. Mr. Davis will also speak about what has changed and what remains the same in the 15 years since the book's release.

The event will be held on Wednesday, April 23rd, at 7:30pm in Commencement Hall's Tahoma Room.

Hosted by Students for Liberty and ASUPS Lectures