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 - Aseel - Goodreads
In the beginning of my reading this book I was rather bored and not very interested in it, as I progressed in the book I started to like Griffin, I felt emotionally attached to him and I did some ... Read full review
Review: Black Like MeUser Review - Katherine Wilkins Bienkowski - Goodreads
The writing is clear but not mind-blowing; what is mind-blowing is the content. I photocopied pages to share with students next year as we're discussion Ellison's _Invisible Man_ and hope that each of my students will read it in its entirety. Read full review