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 - Sham1s - Goodreads
Such an amazing book. It is one of my favorite books, I really enjoyed reading this from start to finish. The author takes on a dangerous experiment to help better understand how it was to be black ... Read full review
Review: Black Like MeUser Review - Rebekah - Goodreads
I read this for an African American literature class. It will definitely get your attention. A white man dyes his skin black and then roams around the South in the late 50s and experiences blatant racism that is fairly shocking to this modern reader. Read full review