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The Resource Black Klansman : race, hate, and the undercover investigation of a lifetime, Ron Stallworth

Black Klansman : race, hate, and the undercover investigation of a lifetime, Ron Stallworth

Label
Black Klansman : race, hate, and the undercover investigation of a lifetime
Title
Black Klansman
Title remainder
race, hate, and the undercover investigation of a lifetime
Statement of responsibility
Ron Stallworth
Title variation
Black Klansman
Title variation remainder
a memoir
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Relates how African American detective Ron Stallworth went undercover to investigate the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado Springs in 1978, describing how he disrupted Klan activities and exposed white supremacists in the military during the months-long investigation
  • "The extraordinary true story of a black police officer who goe undercover to investigate the KKK, the basis for the forthcoming major motion picture directed by Spike Lee and produced by Jordan Peele. When detective Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department, comes across a classified ad in the local paper asking for all those interested in joining the Ku Klux Klan to contact a P.O. box, he responds with interest. He figures he'll receive a few brochures in the mail, maybe even a magazine, and learn more about a growing threat to his community. A few weeks later the office phone rings, and the caller asks Ron a question he thought he'd never have to answer, 'Would you like to join our cause?' This is 1978, and the KKK is on the rise in the United States. Its Grand Wizard, David Duke, has made a name for himself, appearing on talk shows and in major magazine interviews preaching a "kinder" Klan that wants nothing more than to preserve its heritage. Ron answers the caller's question that night with a yes, launching what is surely one of the most audacious and incredible undercover investigations in history. Ron recruits his partner Chuck to play the 'white' Ron Stallworth, while Stallworth himself conducts all subsequent phone conversations. During the months-long investigation, Stallworth sabotages cross burnings, exposes white supremacists in the military, and even manages to deceive David Duke himself. Black Klansman is an amazing true story that reads like a crime thriller. It's a searing portrait of a divided America and the extraordinary heroes who dare to fight back."--Dust jacket
  • 1978, Colorado Springs. African American detective Ron Stallworth came across a classified ad in the local paper asking for all those interested in joining the Ku Klux Klan to contact a P.O. box. He responded, expecting to learn about a growing threat to his community. Instead, he was recruited by phone to join the Klan. Stallworth recruited his partner to play the 'white' Ron Stallworth, while conducting all subsequent phone conversations himself. A searing portrait of a divided America-- and the extraordinary heroes who dare to fight back
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Black Klansman : race, hate, and the undercover investigation of a lifetime, Ron Stallworth
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in 2014 under the same title by Police and Fire Publishing"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A call from the Klan -- Jackie Robinson and Black Panthers -- I'm the voice, you're the face -- My new friend David -- Fireman and brimstone -- Part of our posse -- KKKolorado -- Induction -- Duke of Colorado -- Rocky Mountain fortress -- Up in smoke
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Flatiron Books edition
Extent
191 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250299048
Lccn
2018003659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019738920
  • (OCoLC)on1019738920
  • 952149
Label
Black Klansman : race, hate, and the undercover investigation of a lifetime, Ron Stallworth
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in 2014 under the same title by Police and Fire Publishing"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A call from the Klan -- Jackie Robinson and Black Panthers -- I'm the voice, you're the face -- My new friend David -- Fireman and brimstone -- Part of our posse -- KKKolorado -- Induction -- Duke of Colorado -- Rocky Mountain fortress -- Up in smoke
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Flatiron Books edition
Extent
191 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250299048
Lccn
2018003659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019738920
  • (OCoLC)on1019738920
  • 952149

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