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.
Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; racism; prejudice
Black / White
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race relations; social commentary; medical skin darkening; Civil Rights Movement; Deep South; journalism; social experiment
Griffin, John Howard, "Black Like Me" (2010). DIVerse Families. 1548.