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Ron Stallworth

Retired Police Officer who Infiltrated the Ranks of the KKK in Colorado Springs & Inspiration for "BlacKkKlansman"

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 Ron Stallworth Biography

Ron Stallworth is a law enforcement veteran and the first black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. He has worked undercover narcotics, vice, criminal intelligence, and organized crime beats in four states.

In 1978, Ron worked undercover and infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan chapter in Colorado Springs. He shares this incredible true story in his book, Black Klansman: A Memoir. By recruiting his partner Chuck to play the “white” Ron Stallworth, he helped sabotage cross burnings, expose white supremacists in the military, and combat domestic terrorism. Even more incredibly, Stallworth also befriended (and fooled) Grand Wizard David Duke. Later on, Stallworth led an undercover investigation into the anti-Klan protesters of the Progressive Labor Party.

The book is also the basis for the major motion picture BlacKkKlansman, written and directed by Spike Lee. Produced by Jordan Peele, and starring John David Washington and Adam Driver, it was released in August 2018.

Raised in El Paso, Texas, Stallworth received his B.A. in Crimnal Justice Administration from Columbia College in 2007. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 1998 Outstanding National Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Gang Crime Research Center. His media appearances include interviews with MSNBC, CNN, NPR, BBC, Vice magazine, Daily Mail and more. In addition to The Black Klansman, Ron Stallworth is also the author of Bringing the Noise: Gangster-Reality Rap in the Dynamics of Black Social Revolution and Gangsta Code: The Sociological Implications of Gangster Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture.

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Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime

Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime

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  • Black Klansman: How Ron Stallworth Infiltrated the KKK

    In 1978, when detective Ron Stallworth discovered a classified ad in the local paper recruiting for the Ku Klux Klan, he responded, using his real name while posing as a white man. He asked his partner Chuck to play the "white" Ron Stallworth for inperson meetings, while Stallworth himself conducted all phone conversations. During the months-long investigation, Stallworth sabotaged cross burnings, exposed white supremacists in the military, and even befriended and served on the security detail for David Duke. In this talk, Stallworth tells the story of his KKK infiltration, touching on his motivations, doubts, fears, and triumphs throughout the process.

  • Race and Law Enforcement

    Ron Stallworth was the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department. He overcame many obstacles, including prejudice from members of his own force and the difficulty of impersonating a KKK member. Stallworth offers insights on the intersections of race and law enforcement: how they have changed in some ways and stayed the same in others. Stallworth draws on both his own experiences and historical and current events.

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Ron Stallworth

Retired Police Officer who Infiltrated the Ranks of the KKK in Colorado Springs & Inspiration for "BlacKkKlansman"

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Ron Stallworth Biography

Ron Stallworth is a law enforcement veteran and the first black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. He has worked undercover narcotics, vice, criminal intelligence, and organized crime beats in four states.

In 1978, Ron worked undercover and infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan chapter in Colorado Springs. He shares this incredible true story in his book, Black Klansman: A Memoir. By recruiting his partner Chuck to play the “white” Ron Stallworth, he helped sabotage cross burnings, expose white supremacists in the military, and combat domestic terrorism. Even more incredibly, Stallworth also befriended (and fooled) Grand Wizard David Duke. Later on, Stallworth led an undercover investigation into the anti-Klan protesters of the Progressive Labor Party.

The book is also the basis for the major motion picture BlacKkKlansman, written and directed by Spike Lee. Produced by Jordan Peele, and starring John David Washington and Adam Driver, it was released in August 2018.

Raised in El Paso, Texas, Stallworth received his B.A. in Crimnal Justice Administration from Columbia College in 2007. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 1998 Outstanding National Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Gang Crime Research Center. His media appearances include interviews with MSNBC, CNN, NPR, BBC, Vice magazine, Daily Mail and more. In addition to The Black Klansman, Ron Stallworth is also the author of Bringing the Noise: Gangster-Reality Rap in the Dynamics of Black Social Revolution and Gangsta Code: The Sociological Implications of Gangster Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture.

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Ron Stallworth Speaking Topics

  • Black Klansman: How Ron Stallworth Infiltrated the KKK

    In 1978, when detective Ron Stallworth discovered a classified ad in the local paper recruiting for the Ku Klux Klan, he responded, using his real name while posing as a white man. He asked his partner Chuck to play the "white" Ron Stallworth for inperson meetings, while Stallworth himself conducted all phone conversations. During the months-long investigation, Stallworth sabotaged cross burnings, exposed white supremacists in the military, and even befriended and served on the security detail for David Duke. In this talk, Stallworth tells the story of his KKK infiltration, touching on his motivations, doubts, fears, and triumphs throughout the process.

  • Race and Law Enforcement

    Ron Stallworth was the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department. He overcame many obstacles, including prejudice from members of his own force and the difficulty of impersonating a KKK member. Stallworth offers insights on the intersections of race and law enforcement: how they have changed in some ways and stayed the same in others. Stallworth draws on both his own experiences and historical and current events.

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  • How to book Ron Stallworth?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ron Stallworth for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ron Stallworth, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ron Stallworth or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ron Stallworth?

    Booking fees for Ron Stallworth, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ron Stallworth, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ron Stallworth?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ron Stallworth for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ron Stallworth for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ron Stallworth or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ron Stallworth or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ron Stallworth is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ron Stallworth for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Ron Stallworth generally travels from El Paso, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Anthony Ray Hinton, Bernard Coleman, Ezekiel J. Walker, Xernona Clayton and Michael Arceneaux. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ron Stallworth for an upcoming event.

Ron Stallworth Speaking Topics

  • Black Klansman: How Ron Stallworth Infiltrated the KKK

    In 1978, when detective Ron Stallworth discovered a classified ad in the local paper recruiting for the Ku Klux Klan, he responded, using his real name while posing as a white man. He asked his partner Chuck to play the "white" Ron Stallworth for inperson meetings, while Stallworth himself conducted all phone conversations. During the months-long investigation, Stallworth sabotaged cross burnings, exposed white supremacists in the military, and even befriended and served on the security detail for David Duke. In this talk, Stallworth tells the story of his KKK infiltration, touching on his motivations, doubts, fears, and triumphs throughout the process.

  • Race and Law Enforcement

    Ron Stallworth was the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department. He overcame many obstacles, including prejudice from members of his own force and the difficulty of impersonating a KKK member. Stallworth offers insights on the intersections of race and law enforcement: how they have changed in some ways and stayed the same in others. Stallworth draws on both his own experiences and historical and current events.

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