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The Real BlacKkKlansman - And Other KKK Infiltrators

Spike Lee's new joint spotlights Ron Stallworth, but he wasn't the only one spying on the KKK.

A black member of the Ku Klux Klan? Sure, as a comedy routine. Think Cleavon Little in “Blazing Saddles” or Dave Chappell’s Clayton Bigsby.

But the membership card Ron Stallworth shows me, signed by former Grand Wizard Duke in 1979, is proof and not a joke.

"Nobody would ever believe me if this card had been destroyed or if my membership certificate had been destroyed,” says the retired Colorado Springs police officer who’s

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