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Black Klansman: An Evening with Ron Stallworth
October 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$18
Ron Stallworth will headline Beth El Synagogue’s next Heroes Among Us Speaker Series.
In 1978, the first black detective in the Colorado Springs Police department, answered a classified ad posted by the local Ku Klux Klan faction. Detective Ron Stallworth used his real name and some racist epithets to throw the recruiter off the truth, and as a result, Stallworth received a warm welcome and a request for a face-to-face meeting. So begins the incredible true story Stallworth retells in BLACK KLANSMAN: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime, a fascinating and timely non-fiction account that reads like a crime thriller.
This story has recently been translated to the big screen, with Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman. Produced by Jordan Peele, the film is the winner of the 2018 Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Stallworth is played by John David Washington.