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Saturday, October 13 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime

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Co-presented by Museum of the African Diaspora

In 1978, Colorado Springs Police Detective Ron Stallworth answered a classified ad posted by the local Ku Klux Klan faction. Using his real name and some racist epithets to throw the recruiter off the truth, Stallworth received a warm welcome and request for a face-to-face meeting. The KKK had no idea he was black. Tonight we feature Stallworth and his astonishing memoir Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime, in conversation with poet Michael Warr, who also edited Of Poetry & Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin. Preceding the conversation will be a screening of the book's film adaptation BlackKklansman, written and directed by Spike Lee, which recently won the prestigious Grand Prix Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Followed by book sales and signing. $30 



Moderators
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Michael Warr

Michael Warr is Poetry Editor for Of Poetry & Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin. The Black Caucus of the American Library Association called his most recent collection of poems The Armageddon of Funk, “a soundtrack for Black life.” Other awards include a Gwendolyn Brooks Significant Illinois Poets Award, an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, a Creative Work... Read More →

Authors and Participants
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Ron Stallworth

Ron Stallworth is a 32-year, highly decorated, law enforcement veteran, who worked undercover narcotics, vice, criminal intelligence and organized crime beats in four states. As the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department, Ron overcame fierce... Read More →



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