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The Resource Black like me, John Howard Griffin

Black like me, John Howard Griffin

Label
Black like me
Title
Black like me
Statement of responsibility
John Howard Griffin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
A white writer recounts his experiences in the American South following treatments that darkened his skin and shares his thoughts on the problems of prejudice and racial injustice
Tone
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10153667
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
975/.00496073
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Young Adult
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.G8 1996
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990
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Black like me, John Howard Griffin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1961
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
  • 35th anniversary ed. /
  • with an epilogue by the author and a new afterword by Robert Bonazzi.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780451192035
Lccn
97118795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)36566361
Label
Black like me, John Howard Griffin
Publication
Note
Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1961
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
  • 35th anniversary ed. /
  • with an epilogue by the author and a new afterword by Robert Bonazzi.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780451192035
Lccn
97118795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)36566361

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