Length: 208 pages
Audiobook Length: 7 hours and 9 minutes
First Published: 1961
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In the Deep South of the 1950s, journalist John Howard 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-that in this new millennium still has something important to say to every American.
Quotes from black like me
He who is less than just is less than man.
It was a little thing, but on top of the other little things, it broke something in me.
Every fool in error can find a passage of scripture to back him up.
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About John Howard Griffin
John Howard Griffin was a white American journalist who is best known for his account, Black Like Me, in which he details the experience of darkening his skin and traveling as a black man through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia in 1959. He died September 9,1980.