10 Fun Facts About the Klu Klux Klan

R&B and Blues musician Daryl Davis was a leading force behind virtually dismantling the KKK in Maryland. It all started in 1983, he was playing country western music in a “white” bar when a patron came up to him and said it was the first time he had “heard a black man play as well as Jerry Lee Lewis.” Davis explained to the man that “Jerry Lee learned to play from black blues and boogie woogie piano players and he’s a friend of mine.” The white patron was skeptical and over a drink admitted he was a member of the KKK. The two became friends and eventually, the man gave Davis information on KKK leaders. Eventually, he befriended around 20 high-profile KKK members, including Imperial Wizard Roger Kelly and got them change their ways through dialogue. One Klan member gave Davis a medallion stamped with the words “KKK – Member in good standing.”

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