Daryl Davis with Ku Klux Klan memorabilia he has collected (Image: Supplied)

For years Daryl Davis has collected symbols of hate and intolerance. The 63-year-old Black musician has hundreds of items of memorabilia that used to belong to members of the Ku Klux Klan -- and he intends to display them in a museum.

Davis believes that the Klan -- which emerged in 1865 as a white supremacist organisation after the American Civil War -- is a part of US history that needs to be remembered in the same way as the Holocaust, so that lessons can be learnt by future generations.

Former Klansmen handed over their robes and other paraphernalia to Davis when they decided to ditch the ideology -- that in some cases had dominated their lives -- after the musician, who also works as a race reconciliator, had spoken about the effect of racism on his life and others.