Black Klansman

Black Klansman
Author: Ron Stallworth
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 1250299039
ISBN 13: 9781250299031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Klansman Book Review:

The #1 New York Times Bestseller! The extraordinary true story and basis for the Academy Award winning film BlacKkKlansman, written and directed by Spike Lee, produced by Jordan Peele, and starring John David Washington and Adam Driver. When detective Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department, comes across a classified ad in the local paper asking for all those interested in joining the Ku Klux Klan to contact a P.O. box, Detective Stallworth does his job and responds with interest, using his real name while posing as a white man. He figures he’ll receive a few brochures in the mail, maybe even a magazine, and learn more about a growing terrorist threat in his community. A few weeks later the office phone rings, and the caller asks Ron a question he thought he’d never have to answer, “Would you like to join our cause?” This is 1978, and the KKK is on the rise in the United States. Its Grand Wizard, David Duke, has made a name for himself, appearing on talk shows, and major magazine interviews preaching a “kinder” Klan that wants nothing more than to preserve a heritage, and to restore a nation to its former glory. Ron answers the caller’s question that night with a yes, launching what is surely one of the most audacious, and incredible undercover investigations in history. Ron recruits his partner Chuck to play the "white" Ron Stallworth, while Stallworth himself conducts all subsequent phone conversations. During the months-long investigation, Stallworth sabotages cross burnings, exposes white supremacists in the military, and even befriends David Duke himself. Black Klansman is an amazing true story that reads like a crime thriller, and a searing portrait of a divided America and the extraordinary heroes who dare to fight back.

Black Klansman

Black Klansman
Author: Ron Stallworth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 1250299047
ISBN 13: 9781250299048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Klansman Book Review:

"Soon to be a major motion picture"--Cover.

Black Klansman

Black Klansman
Author: Ron Stallworth
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 1473562686
ISBN 13: 9781473562684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Klansman Book Review:

· ADAPTED AS A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE BY SPIKE LEE · NOMINATED FOR SIX 2019 ACADEMY AWARDS & WINNER OF 'BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY' BAFTA · WINNER OF THE GRAND PRIX AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018 · NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER What happens when a black detective goes undercover in the KKK? An extraordinary true story. In 1978, Ron Stallworth is the first black detective in the history of the Colorado Springs Police Department. In the local paper, he finds a classified ad for the Ku Klux Klan - and a P.O. box for interested enquiries. All he's expecting are some racist brochures and a few scraps of information about the white nationalist terrorists in his community. What he gets is a phone call inviting him to join the KKK. So he does. Launching an undercover investigation of incredible audacity, Ron recruits his partner Chuck to play the 'white' Ron Stallworth, while Stallworth himself talks to the Klan over the phone. During his months-long investigation, Stallworth sabotages cross burnings, exposes white supremacists in the military, and even manages to deceive the KKK "Grand Wizard" David Duke himself - dodging danger and reprisal at every turn... Black Klansman is an amazing true story and a rollercoaster of a crime thriller; a searing and timely portrait of a divided America and the extraordinary heroes who dare to fight back. ___________________ 'Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.' - Robert Kennedy ___________________ ‘Remarkable... Stallworth tells a surprising story’ – Daily Express

Life of a Klansman

Life of a Klansman
Author: Edward Ball
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 0374720266
ISBN 13: 9780374720261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life of a Klansman Book Review:

"A haunting tapestry of interwoven stories that inform us not just about our past but about the resentment-bred demons that are all too present in our society today . . . The interconnected strands of race and history give Ball’s entrancing stories a Faulknerian resonance." —Walter Isaacson, The New York Times Book Review A 2020 NPR staff pick | One of The New York Times' thirteen books to watch for in August | One of The Washington Post's ten books to read in August | A Literary Hub best book of the summer| One of Kirkus Reviews' sixteen best books to read in August The life and times of a militant white supremacist, written by one of his offspring, National Book Award–winner Edward Ball Life of a Klansman tells the story of a warrior in the Ku Klux Klan, a carpenter in Louisiana who took up the cause of fanatical racism during the years after the Civil War. Edward Ball, a descendant of the Klansman, paints a portrait of his family’s anti-black militant that is part history, part memoir rich in personal detail. Sifting through family lore about “our Klansman” as well as public and private records, Ball reconstructs the story of his great-great grandfather, Constant Lecorgne. A white French Creole, father of five, and working class ship carpenter, Lecorgne had a career in white terror of notable and bloody completeness: massacres, night riding, masked marches, street rampages—all part of a tireless effort that he and other Klansmen made to restore white power when it was threatened by the emancipation of four million enslaved African Americans. To offer a non-white view of the Ku-klux, Ball seeks out descendants of African Americans who were once victimized by “our Klansman” and his comrades, and shares their stories. For whites, to have a Klansman in the family tree is no rare thing: Demographic estimates suggest that fifty percent of whites in the United States have at least one ancestor who belonged to the Ku Klux Klan at some point in its history. That is, one-half of white Americans could write a Klan family memoir, if they wished. In an era when racist ideology and violence are again loose in the public square, Life of a Klansman offers a personal origin story of white supremacy. Ball’s family memoir traces the vines that have grown from militant roots in the Old South into the bitter fruit of the present, when whiteness is again a cause that can veer into hate and domestic terror.

The Ku Klux Klan in Canada

The Ku Klux Klan in Canada
Author: Allan Bartley
Publsiher: James Lorimer & Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 1459506146
ISBN 13: 9781459506145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ku Klux Klan in Canada Book Review:

The Klu Klux Klan came to Canada thanks to some energetic American promoters who saw it as a vehicle for getting rich by selling memberships to white, mostly Protestant Canadians. In Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia the Klan found fertile ground for its message of racism and discrimination targeting African Canadians, Jews and Catholics. While its organizers fought with each other to capture the funds received from enthusiastic members, the Klan was a venue for expressions of race hatred and a cover for targeted acts of harassment and violence against minorities. Author Allan Bartley traces the role of the Klan in Canadian political life in the turbulent years of the 1920s and 30s, after which its membership waned. But in the 1970s, as he relates, small extremist rightwing groups emerged in urban Canada, and sought to revive the Klan as a readily identifiable identity for hatred and racism. Historian Allan Bartley tells the little known story of how Canadians have adopted the image and ideology of the Klan to express the racism that has played so large a role in Canadian society for the past hundred years—right up to the present.

Klandestine Relationships

Klandestine Relationships
Author: Daryl Davis
Publsiher: New Horizon Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2005-06-30
ISBN 10: 9780882822693
ISBN 13: 0882822691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Klandestine Relationships Book Review:

A professional musician recounts his courageous, lifelong confrontations and conversations with members of the Ku Klux Klan in an attempt to unearth the roots of bigotry and foster harmony between black and white, often using music to bridge the divide. IP.

The Black Hood of the Ku Klux Klan

The Black Hood of the Ku Klux Klan
Author: Jim Ruiz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 577
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105023052264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Hood of the Ku Klux Klan Book Review:

Jim Ruiz, a Louisiana police veteran and historian, provides an account of the brutal murder of these two white men in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana. The Black Hood of the Ku Klux Klan also delves into the investigation that followed the murders and demonstrated the iron grip of the Ku Klux Klan in the South during the early twentieth century.

Burden

Burden
Author: Courtney Hargrave
Publsiher: Convergent Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-08-14
ISBN 10: 1984823345
ISBN 13: 9781984823342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Burden Book Review:

The true story behind the film starring Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker and Garrett Hedlund; written and directed by Andrew Heckler; produced by Academy Award nominee Robbie Brenner (Dallas Buyers Club) A powerful, timely story about an African American reverend whose faith compelled him to help a KKK member leave a life of hate “Honest, empowering, incredibly enjoyable, and unforgettable.”—Bret Witter, bestselling co-author of The Monuments Men, Dewey, and Stronger In 1996, the town of Laurens, South Carolina, was thrust into the spotlight when a white supremacist named Michael Burden opened a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan in the community’s main square. Journalists and protestors flooded the town, and hate groups rallied to the establishment’s defense, dredging up the long history of racism and injustice. What came next is the subject of the film Burden, which won the 2018 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award. Shortly after his museum opened, Burden abruptly left the Klan in search of a better life. Broke and homeless, he was taken in by Reverend David Kennedy, an African American leader in the Laurens community, who plunged his church, friends, and family into an inspiring quest to save their former enemy. In this spellbinding Southern epic, journalist Courtney Hargrave further uncovers the complex events behind the story told in Andrew Heckler’s film. Hargrave explores the choices that led to Kennedy and Burden’s friendship, the social factors that drive young men to join hate groups, and the difference one person can make in confronting America’s oldest sin.

Black Klansman

Black Klansman
Author: Charlie Wachtel,David Rabinowitz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1089197151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Klan of Devils

Klan of Devils
Author: Stanley Nelson
Publsiher: LSU Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2021-10-06
ISBN 10: 0807176079
ISBN 13: 9780807176078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Klan of Devils Book Review:

In the summer of 1965, several Ku Klux Klan members riding in a pickup truck shot two Black deputies on patrol in Washington Parish, Louisiana. Deputy Oneal Moore, the driver of the patrol car and father of four daughters, died instantly. His partner, Creed Rogers, survived and radioed in a description of the vehicle. Less than an hour later, police in Mississippi spotted the truck and arrested its driver, a decorated World War II veteran named Ernest Ray McElveen. They returned McElveen to Washington Parish, where he spent eleven days in jail before authorities released him. Afterward, the FBI sent its top inspector to Bogalusa, Louisiana, to participate in the murder inquiry—the only civil rights–era FBI investigation into the killing of a Black law enforcement officer by the KKK. Despite that assistance, lack of evidence and witnesses unwilling to come forward forced Louisiana prosecutors eventually to drop all charges against McElveen. The FBI continued its investigation but could not gather enough evidence to file charges, leaving the murder of Oneal Moore unsolved. Klan of Devils: The Murder of a Black Louisiana Deputy Sheriff is Stanley Nelson’s investigation of this case, which the FBI probed from 1965 to 2016. Nelson describes the Klan’s growth, and the emergence of Black activism in Bogalusa and Washington Parish, against the backdrop of political and social change in the 1950s and early 1960s. With the assistance of two retired FBI agents who worked the case, Nelson also explores the lives of the primary suspects, all of whom are now dead, and points to the Klansmen most likely responsible for the senseless and horrific attack.

The Second Coming of the KKK The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition

The Second Coming of the KKK  The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition
Author: Linda Gordon
Publsiher: Liveright Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 1631493701
ISBN 13: 9781631493706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second Coming of the KKK The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition Book Review:

An urgent examination into the revived Klan of the 1920s becomes “required reading” for our time (New York Times Book Review). Extraordinary national acclaim accompanied the publication of award-winning historian Linda Gordon’s disturbing and markedly timely history of the reassembled Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s. Dramatically challenging our preconceptions of the hooded Klansmen responsible for establishing a Jim Crow racial hierarchy in the 1870s South, this “second Klan” spread in states principally above the Mason-Dixon line by courting xenophobic fears surrounding the flood of immigrant “hordes” landing on American shores. “Part cautionary tale, part expose” (Washington Post), The Second Coming of the KKK “illuminates the surprising scope of the movement” (The New Yorker); the Klan attracted four-to-six-million members through secret rituals, manufactured news stories, and mass “Klonvocations” prior to its collapse in 1926—but not before its potent ideology of intolerance became part and parcel of the American tradition. A “must-read” (Salon) for anyone looking to understand the current moment, The Second Coming of the KKK offers “chilling comparisons to the present day” (New York Review of Books).

Night Riders in Black Folk History

Night Riders in Black Folk History
Author: Gladys-Marie Fry
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780807849637
ISBN 13: 0807849634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Night Riders in Black Folk History Book Review:

During and after the days of slavery in the United States, one way in which slaveowners, overseers, and other whites sought to control the black population was to encourage and exploit a fear of the supernatural. By planting rumors of evil spirits, haunte

Stella by Starlight

Stella by Starlight
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-01-06
ISBN 10: 1442494999
ISBN 13: 9781442494992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stella by Starlight Book Review:

Sharon M. Draper presents “storytelling at its finest” (School Library Journal, starred review) in this New York Times bestselling Depression-era novel about a young girl who must learn to be brave in the face of violent prejudice when the Ku Klux Klan reappears in her segregated southern town. Stella lives in the segregated South—in Bumblebee, North Carolina, to be exact about it. Some stores she can go into. Some stores she can’t. Some folks are right pleasant. Others are a lot less so. To Stella, it sort of evens out, and heck, the Klan hasn’t bothered them for years. But one late night, later than she should ever be up, much less wandering around outside, Stella and her little brother see something they’re never supposed to see, something that is the first flicker of change to come, unwelcome change by any stretch of the imagination. As Stella’s community—her world—is upended, she decides to fight fire with fire. And she learns that ashes don’t necessarily signify an end.

Black Klansman Film Tie in

Black Klansman  Film Tie in
Author: Ron & Peele Stallworth (Jordan)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781787461703
ISBN 13: 178746170X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Klansman Film Tie in Book Review:

Black Resistance to the Ku Klux Klan in the Wake of Civil War

Black Resistance to the Ku Klux Klan in the Wake of Civil War
Author: Kwando Mbiassi Kinshasa
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780786441006
ISBN 13: 0786441003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Resistance to the Ku Klux Klan in the Wake of Civil War Book Review:

"Focusing on the years of the Reconstruction, this volume examines the actions of the Ku Klux Klan between the years of 1865 and 1899. It explores how the organization sponsored and promoted violence against former slaves, and how that violence eventually led to the formation of armed defensive units, which in some instances engaged in retaliatory action"--Provided by publisher.

The Lynching

The Lynching
Author: Laurence Leamer
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 0062458353
ISBN 13: 9780062458353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lynching Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling author of The Kennedy Women chronicles the powerful and spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in American history—the Ku Klux Klan. On a Friday night in March 1981 Henry Hays and James Knowles scoured the streets of Mobile in their car, hunting for a black man. The young men were members of Klavern 900 of the United Klans of America. They were seeking to retaliate after a largely black jury could not reach a verdict in a trial involving a black man accused of the murder of a white man. The two Klansmen found nineteen-year-old Michael Donald walking home alone. Hays and Knowles abducted him, beat him, cut his throat, and left his body hanging from a tree branch in a racially mixed residential neighborhood. Arrested, charged, and convicted, Hays was sentenced to death—the first time in more than half a century that the state of Alabama sentenced a white man to death for killing a black man. On behalf of Michael’s grieving mother, Morris Dees, the legendary civil rights lawyer and cofounder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, filed a civil suit against the members of the local Klan unit involved and the UKA, the largest Klan organization. Charging them with conspiracy, Dees put the Klan on trial, resulting in a verdict that would level a deadly blow to its organization. Based on numerous interviews and extensive archival research, The Lynching brings to life two dramatic trials, during which the Alabama Klan’s motives and philosophy were exposed for the evil they represent. In addition to telling a gripping and consequential story, Laurence Leamer chronicles the KKK and its activities in the second half the twentieth century, and illuminates its lingering effect on race relations in America today. The Lynching includes sixteen pages of black-and-white photographs.

Rising Out of Hatred

Rising Out of Hatred
Author: Eli Saslow
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 0385542879
ISBN 13: 9780385542876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rising Out of Hatred Book Review:

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, the powerful story of how a prominent white supremacist changed his heart and mind. This is a book to help us understand the American moment and to help us better understand one another. Derek Black grew up at the epicenter of white nationalism. His father founded Stormfront, the largest racist community on the Internet. His godfather, David Duke, was a KKK Grand Wizard. By the time Derek turned nineteen, he had become an elected politician with his own daily radio show—already regarded as the "the leading light" of the burgeoning white nationalist movement. "We can infiltrate," Derek once told a crowd of white nationalists. "We can take the country back." Then he went to college. At New College of Florida, he continued to broadcast his radio show in secret each morning, living a double life until a classmate uncovered his identity and sent an email to the entire school. "Derek Black ... white supremacist, radio host ... New College student???" The ensuing uproar overtook one of the most liberal colleges in the country. Some students protested Derek's presence on campus, forcing him to reconcile for the first time with the ugliness of his beliefs. Other students found the courage to reach out to him, including an Orthodox Jew who invited Derek to attend weekly Shabbat dinners. It was because of those dinners—and the wide-ranging relationships formed at that table—that Derek started to question the science, history, and prejudices behind his worldview. As white nationalism infiltrated the political mainstream, Derek decided to confront the damage he had done. Rising Out of Hatred tells the story of how white-supremacist ideas migrated from the far-right fringe to the White House through the intensely personal saga of one man who eventually disavowed everything he was taught to believe, at tremendous personal cost. With great empathy and narrative verve, Eli Saslow asks what Derek Black's story can tell us about America's increasingly divided nature.

When Evil Lived in Laurel The White Knights and the Murder of Vernon Dahmer

When Evil Lived in Laurel  The  White Knights  and the Murder of Vernon Dahmer
Author: Curtis Wilkie
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN 10: 1324005769
ISBN 13: 9781324005766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Evil Lived in Laurel The White Knights and the Murder of Vernon Dahmer Book Review:

The inside story of how a courageous FBI informant helped to bring down the KKK organization responsible for a brutal civil rights–era killing. By early 1966, the work of Vernon Dahmer was well known in south Mississippi. A light-skinned Black man, he was a farmer, grocery store owner, and two-time president of the Forrest County chapter of the NAACP. He and Medgar Evers founded a youth NAACP chapter in Hattiesburg, and for years after Evers’s assassination Dahmer was the chief advocate for voting rights in a county where Black registration was shamelessly suppressed. This put Dahmer in the crosshairs of the White Knights, with headquarters in nearby Laurel. Already known as one of the most violent sects of the KKK in the South, the group carried out his murder in a raid that burned down his home and store. A year before, Tom Landrum, a young, unassuming member of a family with deep Mississippi roots, joined the Klan to become an FBI informant. He penetrated the White Knights’ secret circles, recording almost daily journal entries. He risked his life, and the safety of his young family, to chronicle extensively the clandestine activities of the Klan. Veteran journalist Curtis Wilkie draws on his exclusive access to Landrum’s journals to re-create these events—the conversations, the incendiary nighttime meetings, the plans leading up to Dahmer’s murder and its erratic execution—culminating in the conviction and imprisonment of many of those responsible for Dahmer’s death. In riveting detail, When Evil Lived in Laurel plumbs the nature and harrowing consequences of institutional racism, and brings fresh light to this chapter in the history of civil rights in the South—one with urgent implications for today.

The Best of Enemies

The Best of Enemies
Author: Osha Gray Davidson
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-08-27
ISBN 10: 0807899771
ISBN 13: 9780807899779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best of Enemies Book Review:

C. P. Ellis grew up in the poor white section of Durham, North Carolina, and as a young man joined the Ku Klux Klan. Ann Atwater, a single mother from the poor black part of town, quit her job as a household domestic to join the civil rights fight. During the 1960s, as the country struggled with the explosive issue of race, Atwater and Ellis met on opposite sides of the public school integration issue. Their encounters were charged with hatred and suspicion. In an amazing set of transformations, however, each of them came to see how the other had been exploited by the South's rigid power structure, and they forged a friendship that flourished against a backdrop of unrelenting bigotry. Rich with details about the rhythms of daily life in the mid-twentieth-century South, The Best of Enemies offers a vivid portrait of a relationship that defied all odds. By placing this very personal story into broader context, Osha Gray Davidson demonstrates that race is intimately tied to issues of class, and that cooperation is possible--even in the most divisive situations--when people begin to listen to one another.

The Fiery Cross

The Fiery Cross
Author: Wyn Craig Wade
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 526
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780195123579
ISBN 13: 0195123573
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fiery Cross Book Review:

The story of the development of the Ku Klux Klan, from its origins in the Reconstruction era to its position as a terrorist group in the 1980s