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An edition of Klan-Destine Relationships (1997)

Klan-destine relationships

a black man's odyssey in the Ku Klux Klan

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This edition was published in by New Horizon Press in Far Hills, NJ.

Written in English

315 pages

"After 129 years of nothing but violence and hatred, it's time we get to know one another on a social basis, not under a cover of darkness, " explains Grammy Award winning pianist Daryl Davis of his extraordinary journey into the heart of one of America's most fanatical institutions - the Ku Klux Klan. He had a "question in my head from the age of 10: 'Why do you hate me when you know nothing about me?' That question had never been answered from my youth."
Driven by the need to understand those who, without ever having met him, hate him because of the color of his skin, Daryl decides to seek out the roots of racism. His mesmerizing story, told in gritty words and startling photographs, is both harrowing and awe-inspiring. Finding that the Klan is entrenched not only in the Deep South but in his own neighborhood, Davis sets out to meet Roger Kelly, Imperial Wizard of the Invincible Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. After a cathartic first encounter at the end of which Kelly poses for pictures, as long as "we don't have to stand with our arms around each other, " the two slowly form as close a friendship as a Black man and a Klansman can. Through Kelly and others, Davis begins to infiltrate the Klan, gaining real insight into its workings and members' minds. Using music to bridge the seemingly uncrossable gulf between the Klan's hatred and the Black man's rage, Davis travels an uncharted road filled with gripping highs and lows.

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Klan-destine relationships: a black man's odyssey in the Ku Klux Klan
1998, New Horizon Press
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Klan-Destine Relationships: A Black Man's Odyssey in the Ku Klux Klan
December 1997, New Horizon Press
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"After 129 years of nothing but violence and hatred, it's time we get to know one another on a social basis, not under a cover of darkness, " explains Grammy Award winning pianist Daryl Davis of his extraordinary journey into the heart of one of America's most fanatical institutions - the Ku Klux Klan. He had a "question in my head from the age of 10: 'Why do you hate me when you know nothing about me?' That question had never been answered from my youth."
Driven by the need to understand those who, without ever having met him, hate him because of the color of his skin, Daryl decides to seek out the roots of racism. His mesmerizing story, told in gritty words and startling photographs, is both harrowing and awe-inspiring. Finding that the Klan is entrenched not only in the Deep South but in his own neighborhood, Davis sets out to meet Roger Kelly, Imperial Wizard of the Invincible Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. After a cathartic first encounter at the end of which Kelly poses for pictures, as long as "we don't have to stand with our arms around each other, " the two slowly form as close a friendship as a Black man and a Klansman can. Through Kelly and others, Davis begins to infiltrate the Klan, gaining real insight into its workings and members' minds. Using music to bridge the seemingly uncrossable gulf between the Klan's hatred and the Black man's rage, Davis travels an uncharted road filled with gripping highs and lows.

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Library of Congress HS2230.K63 D38 1998

Klan-destine relationships

a black man's odyssey in the Ku Klux Klan

This edition was published in by New Horizon Press in Far Hills, NJ.


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Other Titles
Black man's odyssey in the Ku Klux Klan

Classifications

Library of Congress
HS2230.K63 D38 1998

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxv, 315 p. :
Number of pages
315

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Open Library
OL706156M
Internet Archive
isbn_9780882821597
ISBN 10
0882821598
LC Control Number
97066564
OCLC/WorldCat
38062745
Library Thing
1449944
Goodreads
1090062

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