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.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.