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Black Like Me (Reissue) (Paperback) by John Howard Griffin

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About the Book



In the Deep South of the 1950s, journalist Griffin decided to cross the color 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. His audacious, still chillingly relevant eyewitness history is a work about race and humanity.



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THE HISTORY-MAKING CLASSIC ABOUT CROSSING THE COLOR LINE IN AMERICA'S SEGREGATED SOUTH

"One of the deepest, most penetrating documents yet set down on the racial question."--Atlanta Journal & Constitution

In the Deep South of the 1950's, a color line was etched in blood across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Journalist John Howard Griffin 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. His audacious, still chillingly relevant eyewitness history is a work about race and humanity every American must read.



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"Essential reading...a social document of the first order, providing material absolutely unavailable elsewhere with such authenticity that it cannot be dismissed."--San Francisco Chronicle

"A stinging indictment of thoughtless, needless inhumanity. No one can read it without suffering."--Dallas Morning News

"Black Like Me is a moving and troubling book written by an accomplished novelist. It is a scathing indictment of our society."--Saturday Review



About The Author



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.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.06 Inches (H) x 5.32 Inches (W) x .56 Inches (D)
Weight: .38 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Prejudice + Racism, Biography + Autobiography / General
Publisher: New Amer Library
Format: Paperback
Author: John Howard Griffin
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2003
TCIN: 11338650
UPC: 9780451208644
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-6701
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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