A documentary uniting two very opposing sides of a popular issue.
Daryl Davis, a successful musician, played with greats like Chuck Barry. While sitting at home one day, Davis received a phone call from the head of the local chapter of the KKK. The klansman was inquiring whether Davis knew anyone in the small town who would lend them a bus to transport themselves to a rally. In a split second decision, Davis agreed to lend them his bus on one condition, he had to come in and have a conversation with Davis. At this point, it’s important to mention that Daryl Davis is a black man. Obviously the meeting would cause some tension, but Davis was determined to get inside the head of the KKK leader and learn why he believed what he did.
Fast forward 30 years later and Daryl Davis has made a new name for himself as a public speaker and race relational specialist. Not only did he eventually convince that original klansman to denounce his membership in the KKK, but he actually now speaks out against racism. This has been the case with dozens of others as well.
Davis takes you through the entire history of his ongoing and strange relationship with the KKK. His belief in the power of conversation has forged bonds between people who could’ve and would’ve hated one another time and time again.
The story is inspirational, heartbreaking, and ultimately eye-opening about the massive amount of work we still have to do as a nation in order to put racism behind us.
Check out the trailer below: