Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime

Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime Review

In 1978 the community of Colorado Springs, Colorado experienced a growth of Ku Klux Klan (KKK) membership. One man dared to challenge their effort and thwart attempts to take over the city, Police Detective Ron Stallworth. He launched an undercover investigation into the Klan, gained membership into the organization, briefly served as Duke's bodyguard, and was eventually asked to be the leader of the Colorado Springs chapter. The irony of this investigation was that Stallworth is… A Black man. In the process he battled internal departmental politics to successfully pull off this "sting." Black Klansman explains how he overcame these obstacles and accomplished this almost unbelievable unique achievement.

Title:Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Petra X

    The best part of the book, the pee your pants, snork your coffee, kick your legs up laughing part of the book was when David Duke came to town and despite protestations to the higher ups, Stallworth (...

  • Licha

    I wanted to like this book. There's a great story here, it's just that it was boring, I didn't quite like the way the author came across, and I had a hard time getting through some parts of this. Ther...

  • Rebecca McNutt

    To really appreciate this book, you have to ask yourself, "what if I had to befriend my enemies?" For Detective Ron Stallworth, it goes beyond that - diving deep into secret rituals, cross-burning, ra...

  • Lauren

    A fascinating story that made for a medicore storytelling experience. Stallworth could have benefitted from a ghostwriter and a heavy-handed editor. Forty year old petty grievaces against co-workers d...

  • Emily

    Black Klansman is such an intriguing story. It's a true story about a black undercover cop who infiltrates the local KKK over the phone. A movie is coming out by Jordan Peele & Spike Lee, and I'm real...

  • Ken

    I’d first heard about Black Klansman after seeing a trailer for the forthcoming Spike Lee movie. I’ve always been interested in the period of American history, so I instantly wanted to see it.As m...

  • June Volz

    Read like a police report, sort of dry and repetitive....The story is compelling, but a shame he had to wait so long to tell it. Biggest take away - people who belong to hate groups are not very brigh...

  • Didi

    Check out my book to movie adaptation review here 👉🏾 https://youtu.be/7USnBakK5BE...

  • Bert Zee

    What a story!! The cover and description makes it seem like something it kind of isn’t, however, it’s still a pretty bizarre story.I do think the author could’ve been a bit more lively with his ...

  • Mehrsa

    I haven't seen the movie yet. The book is fascinating. It's a bit odd that it took so long to write and it's quite tragic that it's still relevant. This book (coupled with a few other profiles of read...