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"Black KkKlansman," Spike Lee's latest movie, tells the incredulous true story of African-American detective Ron Stallworth, who infiltrates the KKK.

Spike Lee mashes past with present in 'Black KkKlansman'

Spike Lee has been known for over three decades for his brash, unapologetic race-related films, challenging his audience to dive deeper into today’s issues through brilliant writing and direction. “BlacKkKlansman” tells the story of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), who becomes the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. 

Sam Seaborn is arguably the most famous fictional Duke alumnus, graduating from Duke Law School before working under President Bartlet.

Who are Duke's most famous fictional alumni?

Duke’s alumni network is far-reaching, with hundreds of thousands of alumni in over 160 different countries. That network even extends to the fictional world, with characters in a variety of TV shows, as well as books, claiming Duke affiliations.