Daryl Davis

Musician and Humanitarian

“Ignorance breeds fear. Fear breeds hatred. Hatred breeds destruction.”

Grammy-nominated and multi-music award-winning Rock, Blues & Jazz musician and author, Daryl Davis has hung out with Jerry Lee Lewis, jammed with Chuck Berry and President Bill Clinton and toured extensively with Muddy Waters’ Legendary Blues Band. But the most remarkable thing about the life of the legendary Black musician is his personal crusade against racism.

He has received the distinguished humanitarian Common Ground and Elliott-Black awards among others for his work in race relations and his book Klan-Destine Relationships, in which he became the first Black author to do extensive interviews with leaders and members of the Ku Klux Klan.


Breaking Down Barriers
Daryl DavisSocial change
When Daryl Davis was 10 and had bottles and rocks thrown at him whilst on a Scouts march, he thought it was because people didn't like the Scouts. It didn't cross his mind at the time that it was because he was black. But it sparked the question tha...
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