New Spike Lee movie 'BlacKkKlansman' is based on Colorado Springs case
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Ron Stallworth is seen in his official Colorado Springs Police Department photo as a patrolman at age 22 in 1975
The Ku Klux Klan membership identification card awarded Ron Stallworth, a black Colorado Springs Police detective, upon his acceptance into the white supremacist hate group in January 1979.
Ron Stallworth was the only black on the Colorado Springs Police Department when he joined its cadet program in 1972 at age 19 and he became the department's first black detective in 1975. He is seen in his police identification card.
Ron Stallworth in April 2014.
Actor John David Washington, from left, director Spike Lee, and Adam Driver pose for photographers during a photo call for the film ‘BlacKkKlansman’ at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)