Black Like Me

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Author: John Howard Griffin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451192035

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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This American classic has been corrected from the original manuscripts and indexed, featuring historic photographs and an extensive biographical afterword.

Black Like Me

The Definitive Griffin Estate Edition

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Author: John Howard Griffin

Publisher: Wings Press

ISBN: 1609401085

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 8695

This American classic has been corrected from the original manuscripts and indexed, featuring historic photographs and an extensive biographical afterword.

Black Like Me

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Author: John Edward Griffin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Ein Pfundskerl namens George

Wie ein surfender Hund mein bester Freund und Retter wurde

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Author: Colin Campbell

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3959101295

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Eine berührende Geschichte über eine einzigartige Freundschaft zwischen Mensch und Hund. Eine dramatische Veränderung erwartet Colin als er von einer Geschäftsreise zurückkehrt: Seine Frau hat ihn ohne Vorwarnung verlassen. Ihm bleiben einzig die Wohnung und eine drückende Einsamkeit. Um dieser Leere zu entkommen, nimmt Colin einen vernachlässigten Landseer-Neufundländer aus dem Tierheim auf: George. Nach und nach finden die beiden Vertrauen zueinander, werden beste Freunde und lernen gemeinsam wieder einen positiven Lebensweg zu gehen. Das Duo entdeckt außerdem noch eine besondere gemeinsame Leidenschaft: Das Surfen! Colin merkt, dass er nach außen hin vielleicht Georges Leben rettete, George ihm aber ebenso geholfen hat. Der Bestseller aus den USA und Kanada erzählt in einer rührenden Geschichte, was die Beziehung zwischen Mensch und Haustier ausmacht und lehrt, die kleinen Dinge des Lebens schätzen zu lernen, um (wieder) echtes Glück zu finden.

Black Like Me (Study Guide)

BookCaps Study Guide

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Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1610429052

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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The perfect companion to John Howard Griffin's "Black Like Me," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.

Fred Wilson

Black Like Me

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Author: Fred Wilson,Richard Klein,Huey Copeland

Publisher: Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 64

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Never hesitant to explore new territory, Fred Wilson, in a major solo exhibition at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, displays his growing interest in the medium of glass. He has taken the title of the exhibition, "Black Like Me," from John Howard Griffin's groundbreaking 1961 book of the same name. A white civil-rights activist, Griffin dyed his skin black and traveled throughout the South to directly understand the nature of racial prejudice. Wilson, invited in 2002 to be an artist-in-residence at the Philchuck Glass School in Washington State, began to work in the medium, leading to his extensive use of it as the United States' representative for the 2003 Venice Biennale. Known for incorporating found objects into his art as a vehicle for cultural and institutional critique, Wilson takes a new, more personal, introspective direction in his exploration of racial and ethnic marginalization.

Man in the Mirror

John Howard Griffin and the Story of Black Like Me

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Author: Robert Bonazzi

Publisher: Wings Press

ISBN: 1609401352

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 227

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First published by Orbis Books in 1997,Man in the Mirrortells the story behindBlack Like Me, a book that astonished America upon its publication in 1961, and remains an American classic 50 years later. In 1959 a white writer darkened his skin and passed for a time as a "Negro" in the Deep South. John Howard Griffin was that writer, and his bookBlack Like Meswiftly became a national sensation. Few readers know of the extraordinary journey that led to Griffin's risky "experiment"—the culmination of a lifetime of risk, struggle, and achievement. A native of Texas, Griffin was a medical student who became involved in the rescue of Jews in occupied France; a U.S. serviceman among tribal peoples in the South Pacific, where he suffered an injury that left him blinded for a decade; a convert to Catholicism; and, finally, a novelist and writer. All these experiences fed Griffin's drive to understand what it means to be human, and how human beings can justify treating their fellows—of whatever race or physical description—as "the intrinsic Other." After describing this journey and analyzing the text ofBlack Like Me, Robert Bonazzi treats the dramatic aftermath of Griffin's experiment and life.Man in the Mirrorprovides a fascinating look at the roots of this important book, and offers reflections on why, after all these years, it retains its impact and relevance.

Prison of Culture

Beyond Black Like Me

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Author: John Griffin

Publisher: Wings Press

ISBN: 0916727823

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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The companion volume to the 50th-anniversary edition of Black Like Me, this book features John Howard Griffin’s later writings on racism and spirituality. Conveying a progressive evolution in thinking, it further explores Griffin’s ethical stand in the human rights struggle and nonviolent pursuit of equality—a view he shared with greats such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Thomas Merton. Enlightening and forthright, this record also focuses on Griffin’s spiritual grounding in the Catholic monastic tradition, discussing the illuminating meditations on suffering and the author’s own reflections on communication, justice, and dying.

Race in John Howard Griffin's Black Like Me

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Author: David Erik Nelson

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 0737768061

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 144

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This comprehensive edition explores the life of John Howard Griffin as well as the issue of race as presented in his most famous work, Black Like Me, which details Griffin's experiment darkening his skin to pass as a black man during the Jim Crow era. This volume also presents modern perspectives on race in twenty-first-century America, with commentators asserting that while progress has been made, racism is still a significant issue.

Black Like Kyra, White Like Me

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Author: Judith Vigna

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497683416

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 406

Kyra is Christy’s best friend from the youth center. Matt and Julie are Christy’s best friends on her block. When Kyra’s African-American family moves into Christy’s white neighborhood, Christy learns a hard lesson about prejudice.

Black Like Me

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Cliff Notes

ISBN: N.A

Category: Study Aids

Page: 79

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This book recounts one of the most exciting sociological experiments of the 20th century. The Caucasian author undergoes chemical and physical changes to appear as an African American, to document the bias and social injustices of the white American society from personal experience.

Another Black Like Me

The Construction of Identities and Solidarity in the African Diaspora

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Author: Elaine Pereira Rocha,Nielson Rosa Bezerra

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443873012

Category: History

Page: 230

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This book brings together authors from different institutions and perspectives and from researchers specialising in different aspects of the experiences of the African Diaspora from Latin America. It creates an overview of the complexities of the lives of Black people over various periods of history, as they struggled to build lives away from Africa in societies that, in general, denied them the basic right of fully belonging, such as the right of fully belonging in the countries where, by choice or force of circumstance, they lived. Another Black Like Me thus presents a few notable scenes from the long history of Blacks in Latin America: as runaway slaves seen through the official documentation denouncing as illegal those who resisted captivity; through the memoirs of a slave who still dreamt of his homeland; reflections on the status of Black women; demands for citizenship and kinship by Black immigrants; the fantasies of Blacks in the United States about the lives of Blacks in Brazil; a case study of some of those who returned to Africa and had to build a new identity based on their experiences as slaves; and the abstract representations of race and color in the Caribbean. All of these provide the reader with a glimpse of complex phenomena that, though they cannot be generalized in a single definition of blackness in Latin America, share the common element of living in societies where the definition of blackness was flexible, there were no laws of racial segregation, and where the culture on one hand tolerates miscegenation, and on the other denies full recognition of rights to Blacks.

Black Like Me

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Author: Tracey Conley Bray

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781503255425

Category:

Page: 32

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How are we expecting our black male sons to rise up and become men when the only man in the home they see is the woman. Conversely, how do we expect our black female daughters to know when to step down when all she see is a woman on the rise; consistently leading her household.

Black-Like-Me

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Author: Spencer Borisoff,Len Barry,Leonard Borisoff,Spencer Barry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904408345

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

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This is a heartwarming, ever-evolving story about a socially transplanted Caucasian brother and sister thrust by circumstance into life and love in the hood. It is the joy of acceptance and the pain of rejection finally told from the opposite perspective of black Americans being denied assimilation into white society. It is the "OC" inside out, blended with Spike Lee's Jungle Fever upside down, and a kinder, warmer Eminem's 8-Mile. It is a story whose time has finally come. Its chemistry is exquisitely perfect. It presents situations that evoke only empathy, and characters that everyone will relate to and ultimately embrace. Black-Like-Me is the realization of American life and its true promise of human manifest destiny. Read this and swell up inside. Hey, you are about to fall in love!

BECOMING

Meine Geschichte

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Author: Michelle Obama

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641227321

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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Die kraftvolle und inspirierende Autobiografie der ehemaligen First Lady der USA Michelle Obama ist eine der überzeugendsten und beeindruckendsten Frauen der Gegenwart. Als erste afro-amerikanische First Lady der USA trug sie maßgeblich dazu bei, das gastfreundlichste und offenste Weiße Haus zu schaffen, das es je gab. Sie wurde zu einer energischen Fürsprecherin für die Rechte von Frauen und Mädchen in der ganzen Welt, setzte sich für einen dringend notwendigen gesellschaftlichen Wandel hin zu einem gesünderen und aktiveren Leben ein und stärkte außerdem ihrem Ehemann den Rücken, während dieser die USA durch einige der schmerzlichsten Momente des Landes führte. Ganz nebenbei zeigte sie uns noch ein paar lässige Dance-Moves, glänzte beim „Carpool Karaoke“ und schaffte es obendrein auch, zwei bodenständige Töchter zu erziehen – mitten im gnadenlosen Blitzlichtgewitter der Medien. In diesem Buch erzählt sie nun erstmals ihre Geschichte – in ihren eigenen Worten und auf ihre ganz eigene Art. Sie nimmt uns mit in ihre Welt und berichtet von all den Erfahrungen, die sie zu der starken Frau gemacht haben, die sie heute ist. Warmherzig, weise und unverblümt erzählt sie von ihrer Kindheit an der Chicagoer South Side, von den Jahren als Anwältin und leitende Angestellte, von der nicht immer einfachen Zeit als berufstätige Mutter sowie von ihrem Leben an Baracks Seite und dem Leben ihrer Familie im Weißen Haus. Gnadenlos ehrlich und voller Esprit schreibt sie sowohl über große Erfolge als auch über bittere Enttäuschungen, den privaten wie den öffentlichen. Dieses Buch ist mehr als eine Autobiografie. Es enthält die ungewöhnlich intimen Erinnerungen einer Frau mit Herz und Substanz, deren Geschichte uns zeigt, wie wichtig es ist, seiner eigenen Stimme zu folgen.

Black Like Who?

Writing Black Canada

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Author: Rinaldo Walcott

Publisher: Insomniac Press

ISBN: 1897414471

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

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Rinaldo Walcott's groundbreaking study of black culture in Canada, Black Like Who?, caused such an uproar upon its publication in 1997 that Insomniac Press has decided to publish a second revised edition of this perennial best-seller. With its incisive readings of hip-hop, film, literature, social unrest, sports, music and the electronic media, Walcott's book not only assesses the role of black Canadians in defining Canada, it also argues strenuously against any notion of an essentialist Canadian blackness. As erudite on the issue of American super-critic Henry Louis Gates' blindness to black Canadian realities as he is on the rap of the Dream Warriors and Maestro Fresh Wes, Walcott's essays are thought-provoking and always controversial in the best sense of the word. They have added and continue to add immeasurably to public debate.

Words That Speaks to Me

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Author: Marian Singleton-McCullum

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490721592

Category: Poetry

Page: 106

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Words That Speaks To Me is a collection of poems that dealing with the Holy Spirit and the almight Creator. Some of the poems they are reflect life as it is now.