Black Like Me 50th Anniversary Edition

ISBN-10: 0916727688
ISBN-13: 9780916727680
Edition: 3rd 2011
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Description: On October 28, 1959, John Howard Griffin underwent a transformation that changed many lives beyond his own—he made his skin black and traveled through the segregated Deep South. His odyssey of discovery was captured in journal entries, arguably the  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Wings Press
Publication date: 9/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144

On October 28, 1959, John Howard Griffin underwent a transformation that changed many lives beyond his own—he made his skin black and traveled through the segregated Deep South. His odyssey of discovery was captured in journal entries, arguably the single most important documentation of 20th-century American racism ever written. More than 50 years later, this newly edited edition—which is based on the original manuscript and includes a new design and added afterword—gives fresh life to what is still considered a “contemporary book.” The story that earned respect from civil rights leaders and death threats from many others endures today as one of the great human—and humanitarian—documents of the era. In this new century, when terrorism is too often defined in terms of a single ethnic designation or religion, and the first black president of the United States is subject to hateful slurs, this record serves as a reminder that America has been blinded by fear and racial intolerance before. This is the story of a man who opened his eyes and helped an entire nation to do likewise.

John Howard Griffin is best known as the author of the classic "Black Like Me," first published in 1961, an account of his experiences traveling through the American deep South disguised as a black man. He was also an accomplished photographer and the author of several other books, including "A Hidden Wholeness: The Visual World of Thomas Merton "and" Scattered Shadows: A Memoir of Blindness and Vision,"

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Foreword
Preface, 1961
Deep South Journey, 1959
Photographs
The Aftermath, 1960
Epilogue, 1976
Beyond Otherness, 1979
Afterword, 2011
Notes and Acknowledgments
Index

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