Cleveland State Hosts Author Daryl Lewis During Black History Month

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Cleveland State Community College hosted Klan-Destine Relationships Author Daryl Davis to campus on Tuesday night. 

Mr. Davis told stories of setting up surprise meetings with Klan leaders unaware of his skin color and attending KKK rallies. On a quest to do nothing more than explore racism and gather information for his book, Mr. Davis eventually became the recipient of robes and hoods by Klan members who came to him to rescind their beliefs. Mr. Davis had inadvertently stumbled upon a successful method of forming friendships between sworn enemies.

 


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