VIDEO: ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Ron Stallworth speaks at Salt Lake Community College

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Ron Stallworth, the subject of the Academy Award-winning film BlacKkKlansman spoke at Salt Lake Community College.

Stallworth was the first black police officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department in 1979. He with the help of another detective gained the trust of the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and convinced them to give him membership.

In 2014, Stallworth wrote about book about his experience called Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime.

BlacKkKlansman was the basis of the major motion picture written and directed by Spike Lee and produced by Jordan Peele.  

Writers Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee, Charlie Wachetel, and David Rabinowitz won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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