Black Like Me
Publish date: October 1st 1962
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, African American
, Biography Memoir
This book is the diary of John Howard Griffin, a journalist who decided to conduct a social experiment about segregation in the American South. In the winter of 1959, John started taking vitiligo pills to turn his skin dark brown. He left upper-class white society to travel through the South as an u...
I remember reading this for a psychology class in college and I loved it.
Have to read this for school in a couple of weeks, so thought I'd just add it now :) And apparently we need permission to read this book from our parents, which I think is ridiculous. But I am really excited to read this... the premiss sounds really good!
I can't say enough good things about this book. I thank men like John Howard Griffin who took a stand against racism despite the fact that their own people were vehemently against it. This entire book was a fantastic sociological and journalistic investigation of colour relations in the South in the...
I had heard about this book for so long, I wondered why I'd never read it. So glad I finally decided to!I kind of wish someone would do this experiment again. I mean, it feels like we've come an awful long way from 1959, and in a lot of significant ways I think we have. But I can't give an accurate ...
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