Jerome Turner: [addressing the Black Student Union] He was 17, I was 18, we kind of looked at Jesse and called him slow, today you'd call him mentally retarded. They claimed Jesse raped and murdered a

He was 17, I was 18, we kind of looked at Jesse and called...

BlacKkKlansman 2018
Something wrong with the clip?
Please Log In to download this awesome clip

Jerome Turner:
[addressing the Black Student Union]
He was 17, I was 18, we kind of looked at Jesse and called him slow, today you'd call him mentally retarded. They claimed Jesse raped and murdered a white woman by the name Lucy Fryer. They put Jesse on trial, and he was convicted by an all-white jury, after they deliberated for only *four* minutes.
[students gasp]

Jerome Turner:
... I was working across the street at the shoeshine parlor, and after the verdict, the mob grabbed Jesse, put a chain around his neck and dragged him out of the courthouse. I knew I had to hide... where I was, the shoe parlor had a window up in the attic, and I could see the crowd, they marched Jesse through the streets, they stabbed him, and beat him, and finally in a bloody heap, they held him down in the street - and cut off his testicles.
[students exclaim in horror]

Jerome Turner:
... Police and city officials were out there watching him, they cut off his fingers, and threw coal oil all over his body. They lit a bonfire, and raised and lowered him over these flames over and over, and over again... The man, a photographer by the name of Gildersleeve, he came and took pictures of the whole thing, those pictures were later sold as postcards.
[students gasp as others hold up large copies of the photos]

Transcript:
I was 18.
We kind of looked at Jesse
and called him slow.
Today...
you'd call him
mentally retarded.
They claimed Jesse...
raped and murdered a white woman
by the name of Lucy Fryer.
They put Jesse on trial,
and he was convicted
by an all-white jury
after they deliberated
for only four minutes.
My brothers in Christ,
Nobel Prize recipient,
co-creator of the transistor
and a dear, dear friend of mine,
Dr. William Shockley,
whose groundbreaking
scientific work
ushered in the computer age,
has proven, through his research
with eugenics,
that each of us here
has flowing through our veins
the genes of a superior race.
It's a fact.
It's a fact.
It can't be disputed.
Today, we celebrate that truth.
Masks off, hoods on.
I was working across the street
at the shoeshine parlor.
And after the verdict,
a mob grabbed Jesse,
put a chain
around his neck and...
dragged him out
of the courthouse.
My God.
I knew I had to hide.
That way.
Be careful, brother.
Well, all right.
Where I was, the shoe parlor
had a window up in the attic.
And I could see the crowd.
They marched Jesse
through the streets.
They stabbed him and beat him.
And finally, in a bloody heap,
they held him down
in the street...
and cut off his testicles.
God...
give us true white men.
The Invisible Empire
demands strong minds,
great hearts, true faith,
clean and ready hands.
Men who have honor.
Men who will not lie.
Men who can stand
before a demagogue
and damn his treacherous
flatteries without blinking.
God, give us real men.
Courageous men
who flinch not at duty.
Men of dependable character,
men of sterling worth.
Then wrongs will be redressed,
and right shall rule the Earth.
God, give us true white men.
Ron Stallworth.
Rise.
Step forward.
The police
and the city officials
were out there watching him.
They cut off his fingers.
And threw coal oil
all over his body.

Clip duration: 208 seconds
Views: 0
Timestamp in movie: 00:00:00
Uploaded: 09 March, 2021
Genres: biography, comedy, crime, drama
Summary: Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.


Actors

Jerome Turner - Harry Belafonte