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Osher Instructor Gives Interview About Charleston Shootings

Daryl Davis, a musician and historian who teaches “Rock ‘n’ Roll, Race and Society” to Osher students and who performed at a fundraiser for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute last year, recently spoke to NBC-Washington about the mass shooting at a church in Charleston, S.C.

During the interview, he spoke about the history of hate in America and said although the incident in South Carolina was tragic, he was not surprised by its occurrence. Davis has written extensively about the Ku Klux Klan and has authored a book called Klan-Destine Relationships. He believes the best way to beat hate is for the country to have an open dialogue about hate and racism.

Davis will teach a mini-course this fall called "From the Harlem Hipsters to the First Ladies of Rock and Roll."