Black Klansman Setting & Symbolism

Ron Stallworth
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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, in the late 1970s, was a city of around 250,000 people. Most of the city, and thus the crime in the city, was related to the large military presence in the city--the Air Force Academy, Peterson Air Force Base, and Fort Carson. Colorado Springs had the Colorado Springs Police Department, the law enforcement agency that Stallworth was a part of and which carried out the investigation into the KKK. Notably, The CSPD was a smaller police department and was predominately made up of white officers in the 1970s.

This dynamic is important to the investigation, because most of the Klansmen that the CSPD interacted with during Stallworth's investigation had some connection to the United States Military.

NORAD

NORAD is a joint military installation of the United States and Canada that is housed inside Sheyenne Mountain, near Colorado Springs, Colorado. NORAD is the U.S.-Canadian...

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