Past Event

Film Screening – Grand Knighthawk: Infiltrating the KKK

October 30, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 World Room


George Stephanopoulos, in partnership with The Associated Press, goes inside the KKK with a Klan Grand Knighthawk who is pushed to the edge as he fights to stop the modern-day lynching of a Black man in the Deep South. Originally released on April 27, 2023 on Hulu.

In an exclusive partnership with The Associated Press, George Stephanopoulos Productions (GSP) and ABC News Studios take you inside one of the world’s most sinister secret societies – the Ku Klux Klan.

Former Army sniper, Joe Moore, finds himself juggling two lives – one at home with his wife and kids, and another rising through the ranks of a Northern Florida branch of the KKK. Rooting himself deep within the Klan, learning their covert language and navigating an elaborate hierarchy, Moore eventually becomes the Grand Knighthawk, known as the group’s highest security officer, and de facto hitman.  

One night, at a secret Klan cross burning, Moore’s world turns upside down. Three fellow Klansmen approach him with a request – to help them murder a black man. The three men, all current or former Florida Department of Corrections officers, are seeking to fulfill a vendetta against a former Black inmate. What they don’t know, is that Joe Moore is actually an undercover source working for the FBI.  

Now, through a delicate and dangerous plan, Moore and the FBI must race to stop a modern day lynching. Told through firsthand accounts and rarely-heard undercover audio and video recordings, Moore’s operation exposes not just the perverseness of white supremacy in the Deep South, but also its troubling intersection with law enforcement.

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Columbia Journalism School