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 - Paula - Goodreads
This book provides an understanding of the Black experience through the eyes of a white person. Well written and he gives credit to the civil rights leaders of the 60's. If you are a white person and ... Read full review
Review: Black Like MeUser Review - Laura - Goodreads
I get that this was really radical in 1959, but next time I want to read about the Black experience, I know I will be better off reading something by a Black author. Read full review