Black Like Me

by John Howard Griffin

In the Deep South of the 1950s, journalist John Howard Griffin decided to cross the colorline.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.12 out of 5
  • Published May 6th 2003 by NAL
  • Original Title: Black Like Me
  • ISBN: 0451208641 (ISBN13: 9780451208644)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: John Howard Griffin
  • Literary Awards: Anisfield-Wolf Book Award (1962)

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.