Ron Stallworth, an African-American detective in the 1970s, answered a newspaper advert seeking new members for the Ku Klux Klan to try and infiltrate the organisation. He became the ‘BlacKkKlansman’.
By pretending to be a white supremacist on the phone and sending a white officer in his place to any meetings, he was able not only to join but to rise up through the ranks. Using his unique position, he managed to sabotage a lot of the Klan’s activities.
Spike Lee directs and Jordan Peele produces ‘BlacKkKlansman’, an unbelievable true story starring John David Washington.