Black Like Me
The Deep South of the late 1950's was another country: a land of lynchings, segregated lunch counters, whites-only restrooms, and a color line etched in blood across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. White journalist John Howard Griffin, working for the black-owned magazine Sepia, decided to cross that line. Using medication that darkened his skin to deep brown, he exchanged his privileged life as a southern white man for the disenfranchised world of an unemployed black man. What happened to John Howard Griffin--from the outside and within himself--as he made his way through the segregated Deep South is recorded in this searing work of nonfiction. Educated and soft-spoken, John Howard Griffin changed only the color of his skin. It was enough to make him hated...enough to nearly get him killed. His audacious, still chillingly relevant eyewitness history is a work about race and humanity every American should read.
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Review: Black Like MeUser Review - Susan Brosius - Goodreads
While I absolutely appreciate Mr Griffin's "experiment", I just don't feel like his writing really brought it to life the way he could have. Given that it's now 2014, I have also already heard most of ... Read full review
Review: Black Like MeUser Review - Harry Gonzalez - Goodreads
This should have been an interesting book, but for me it wasn't. It's not all that well written and doesn't hold your interest. I agree with the reviewer who wrote that he liked the idea more than the book. It wasn't horrible but definitely not one of my favorite books. Read full review