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For 30 years, Daryl Davis has spent time befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan. He says 200 Klansmen have given up their robes after talking with him. Courtesy of Daryl Davis hide caption

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How One Man Convinced 200 Ku Klux Klan Members To Give Up Their Robes

One by one, Daryl Davis has befriended KKK members over the past 30 years. The more they got to know the African-American musician, the more they realized the Klan was not for them.

Dean Martin (left) and Jerry Lewis in 1953. They met in 1945, and over the next decade went on to become the highest-paid comedy act in the U.S. Express Newspapers/Getty Images hide caption

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Jerry Lewis, Comic Icon And Titan Of Telethons, Dies At 91

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For 30 years, Daryl Davis has spent time befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan. He says 200 Klansmen have given up their robes after talking with him. Courtesy of Daryl Davis hide caption

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Courtesy of Daryl Davis

How One Man Convinced 200 Ku Klux Klan Members To Give Up Their Robes

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