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Film-Screening of "Accidental Courtesy"

  • Longwood Center for the Visual Arts 129 N. Main Street Farmville, VA 23901 (map)

Join the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts for a screening of the award winning film Accidental Courtesy. For the past 30 years African American blues musician Daryl Davis has spent time befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan. Davis describes his strategy as "Establish dialogue. When two enemies are talking, they're not fighting."  Since Davis started talking with these members, he says 200 Klansmen have given up their robes. The film documents his interactions with KKK members and white Aryans, and provided contrasting views of his activities from members of the Southern Poverty Law Center and Black Lives Matter.