Black Like Me

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Penguin, 1961 - Biography & Autobiography - 192 pages
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A white writer recounts his experiences in the American South following treatments that darkened his skin and shares his thoughts on the problems of prejudice and racial injustice. Reissue.
 

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When I was in high school (won't reveal when), I had an English teacher read this book to the class. I found it kept my attention. The author takes you through the experiences he encountered. Makes me ... Read full review

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I first read this book the first time more than thirty years ago as a teenager, then again in college. I purchased a copy for my oldest son who is college aged and I am preparing to read it again myself. Each time I read it I'm left saddened by the fact that essentially speaking from a broader perspective very little has really changed.  

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
38
Section 4
45
Section 5
77
Section 6
79
Section 7
102
Section 8
122
Section 9
125
Section 10
134
Section 11
155
Section 12
165
Section 13
195
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About the author (1961)

John Howard Griffin (1920-1980) is known internationally as the author of two novels, Nuni and The Devil Rides Outside, five books and monographs on racism in addition to Black Like Me, a biography of Thomas Merton, three collections of photography, a volume of journals, two historical works on Texas, a musicological study, and The John Howard Reader. Born in Dallas, Texas, and educated in France, he served in the U.S. Air Force in the South Pacific, where an injury he received during a Japanese bombardment eventually resulted in the complete loss of his sight. In the 1950's he converted to Catholicism, married, and raised a family. In 1957, (after ten years of blindness) he miraculously regained his sight.

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