Black Like Me

By | November 16, 2019
Black Like Me Author John Howard Griffin
ISBN-10 0451234219
ISBN-13 9780451234216
Year 2010-10-20
Pages 208
Language English
Publisher Berkley
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THE HISTORY MAKING CLASSIC ABOUT CROSSING THE COLOR LINE IN AMERICA S SEGREGATED SOUTHOne of the deepest most penetrating documents yet set down on the racial question Atlanta Journal Constitution In the Deep South of the 1950s 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 Griffinfrom the outside and within himselfas 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 With an Epilogue by the author and an Afterword by Robert Bonazzi

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