Conversations for Change
About This Exhibit
Uprooting Prejudice: Conversations For Change examines the indelible link between antisemitism and racism. It begins with the history of white supremacy in the transatlantic slave trade and traces its evolution over time, as it has been used to persecute different groups around the world. The exhibit centers the perspective of Daryl Davis, a Black musician and ally, who has dedicated his life to fighting white supremacy by the deradicalization of former members of groups such as the Ku Klux Klan. He accomplishes these transformations through the power of respectful conversation, genuine connection, and friendship. This exhibit will be on display through May, 2022.
A Life Dedicated to Building Just and Caring Communities
Daryl Davis has dedicated his life to building just and caring communities free of antisemitism and all forms of prejudice and bigotry. Throughout his life, he sought an answer to the question, “How can you hate me when you don’t even know me?” This is a common experience to that of Holocaust survivors, who experienced the horror of a world where Jewish people were hated simply for being Jewish.
Over the course of many years, Daryl bravely befriended members of the Ku Klux Klan. His persistent and deep conversations with white supremacists led to over 200 individuals leaving the white nationalist movement – with many of them giving their robes or other artifacts to Daryl. This is the first time Daryl’s story is being told in a museum. The exhibit showcases the history and culture of hate and injustice. It highlights the power we have as a community to become activists and to create cultures of equity, respect and compassion.
The exhibit culminates in a conversation space allowing you to ponder and consider the question Daryl often asks, “What new seed will you plant?”
Plan Your Visit
Upcoming Prejudice: Conversations for Change will run from October 2021 through May 2022 at the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida. The health and safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is of the utmost importance to us! To help reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19, we have reopened with new measures designed for your safety. We request that you click below to make your reservation.
Request for Funding
We need your help to plant seeds and bring about these vital conversations for change!
The leaves on the Uprooting Prejudice tree can be named for gifts of $1,000 or more (recognition will be provided online and onsite with the exhibit).
Special thanks to our sponsors for making this exhibit possible:
Francis and Joseph Victor Fund at Central Florida Foundation