Matthew Stevenson, R. Derek Black, and Allison Gornik share their story of friendship and the rise out of hatred on Sunday, Nov. 3 at American University.
Krista Tippet of NPR interviewed Derek Black and Matthew Stevenson recently in her program “On Being.” Here is a snapshot:
“I’d heard Derek Black, the former white power heir apparent, interviewed before about his past. But never about the friendships that unfolded over two years with other people in their 20s that changed him. David Duke was Derek’s godfather…. But after Derek’s ideology was outed in his first year at New College in Florida, one of the only Orthodox Jews on campus, Matthew Stevenson, invited him to Shabbat dinner. What happened next is a roadmap for navigating some of the hardest and most important territory of our time.”