Robed and hooded members of the Ku Klux Klan gather at Witcher Hollow near to burn a cross and pledge support for the Kanawha County anti-textbook movement in Charleston, West Virginia, Feb. 15, 1975.

Ask the ‘Black Klansman’ about how he infiltrated the KKK


A police officer goes under cover inside the infamous Ku Klux Klan, interacting with its leaders, becoming a card-carrying member, and eventually gathering intelligence on the group, helping to thwart potential crimes and violence against Americans. It’s an amazing story made even more impressive by the fact that police officer Ron Stallworth is black. 

PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton, 5/21/14, 6:47 PM ET

Black cop infiltrates the KKK

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan as a detective, joins Rev. Sharpton to reveal amazing details from his time as a card-carrying member of the KKK, including his conversations with David Duke and how he ha
Now retired, Stallworth wrote his story in a new book, “Black Klansman,” and revealed a handful of his most fascinating experiences in a May 21 interview with Rev. Al Sharpton on “PoliticsNation,” including details from the many phone conversations he had with notorious Klan leader David Duke and the ways he handled in-person meetings (he sent a white colleague).

As Rev. Sharpton said at the end of the interview, he could have easily gone “on and on” asking Stallworth more about his impressive career. Fortunately, Stallworth has agreed to continue that interview, letting the msnbc and PoliticsNation audience take the reins. 

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Ask the 'Black Klansman' about how he infiltrated the KKK