Black Like Me

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Author: John Edward Griffin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Black Like Me

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Author: John Howard Griffin,Robert Bonazzi

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451234219

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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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.

Black Like Me

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Author: John Howard Griffin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781606869499

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Originally published by Houghton Mifflin in 1961.

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

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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 Kyra, White Like Me

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Author: Judith Vigna

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497683416

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

The Devil Rides Outside

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Author: John Howard Griffin

Publisher: Wings Press

ISBN: 1609401409

Category: Fiction

Page: 515

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No less a critic than Clifton Fadiman called The Devil Rides Outside a "staggering novel." The first novel of John H. Griffin, it written during the author's decade of blindness following an injury suffered during the closing days of World War II. As Time Magazine described it, The Devil Rides Outside "has some things relatively rare in U.S. letters: energy, earnestness and unashamed religious fervor." Written as a diary, the novel relates the intellectual and spiritual battles of a young American musicologist who is studying Gregorian chant in a French Benedictine monastery. Even though he is not Catholic, he must live like the monks, sleeping in a cold stone cell, eating poor food, sharing latrine duties. His dreams rage with memories of his Paris mistress; his days are spent being encouraged by the monks to seek God. He takes up residence outside the monastery after an illness, but he finds the village a slough of greed and pettiness and temptation. Indeed, as the French proverb says, "the devil rides outside the monastery walls."

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.

Scattered Shadows

A Memoir of Blindness and Vision

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Author: John Howard Griffin

Publisher: Wings Press

ISBN: 1609401174

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 340

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This never before published memoir by the author of Black Like Me is an extraordinary chronicle of the triumph of the human spirit.

White Like Me

Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

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Author: Tim Wise

Publisher: Soft Skull Press

ISBN: 1593764707

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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With a new preface and updated chapters, White Like Me is one-part memoir, one-part polemical essay collection. It is a personal examination of the way in which racial privilege shapes the daily lives of white Americans in every realm: employment, education, housing, criminal justice, and elsewhere. Using stories from his own life, Tim Wise demonstrates the ways in which racism not only burdens people of color, but also benefits, in relative terms, those who are “white like him.” He discusses how racial privilege can harm whites in the long run and make progressive social change less likely. He explores the ways in which whites can challenge their unjust privileges, and explains in clear and convincing language why it is in the best interest of whites themselves to do so. Using anecdotes instead of stale statistics, Wise weaves a narrative that is at once readable and yet scholarly, analytical and yet accessible.

Black Like Me

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Author: John Howard Griffin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Black Like You

Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Culture

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Author: John Strausbaugh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781585425938

Category: Political Science

Page: 370

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Presents an analysis of American racial attitudes as reflected by the historical practice of "blackface," exploring its past role in entertainment, its continuing impact, and its role as a symbol of positive advances in modern race relations.

Black Like You

Herman Mashaba, an Autobiography

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Author: Herman Mashaba,Isabella Morris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780620456869

Category: Businesspeople

Page: 237

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Out Of America

A Black Man Confronts Africa

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Author: Keith B. Richburg,B Richburg

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465021018

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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In this provocative and unvarnished account of his three years on the continent of his ancestors, Richburg takes us on an extraordinary journey that sweeps from Somalia to Rwanda to Zaire and finally to South Africa, and shows how he was forced to confront the divide within himself between his African racial heritage and his American cultural identity.

Nuni

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Author: John Howard Griffin

Publisher: Wings Press

ISBN: 1609401468

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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After John Howard Griffin's escape from Nazi-occupied France, he was shipped to the South Pacific, where he was stationed as an isolated observer in the Solomon Islands. That experience led to his second novel, "Nuni" (1956). As in his first novel, "The Devil Rides Outside," an American professor is confronted by an alien reality. In "Nuni," that reality is a primitive, almost Neolithic society. Yet, the professor's intellectual accomplishments are useless here, his place in both family and civilized society meaningless. He learns to cope, not so much in terms of survival as in finding a new meaning to his life. "The Chicago Tribune" described "Nuni" as an extraordinarily interesting account of a white man's life in a savage island village of the Pacific?the greater part of the novel is concerned with the growth in the narrator, a knowledge of as well as affection for the curiously innocent people. "The Dallas Times-Herald" wrote: The two greatest novels of the past decade are William Faulkner's "A Fable," and John Howard Griffin's "Nuni."

Homeless Like Me

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Author: Donald James Parker

Publisher: Donald James Parker

ISBN: 0578032821

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Page: 212

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Brian has a dream of writing the great American novel. He knows that without a gimmick to set him apart from the rest of the pack, he'll never succeed. From reading Black Like Me, he gets the idea to masquerade as a homeless man to get the material to write the saga of those suffering from poverty. During his first visit to the local homeless shelter to gather facts, he is accosted by Zeke, one of the subjects of his research. In order to save his skin, Brian spills his guts to the huge black man. After hearing the story, Zeke sees value in the project for his homeless brethren, and pledges to help the wannabe paperback writer. Also on his first visit, a vision of loveliness, aptly named Angel, takes away Brian's breath and subsequently his heart. She turns out to be a fanatical Christian who is waiting for God to reveal the identity of her future husband. Brian decides to write a novel and make Angel the heroine hoping to win her heart in the process.

CliffsNotes on Griffin's Black Like Me

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Author: Margaret Mansfield

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544179986

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 56

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This CliffsNotes guide includes everything you’ve come to expect from the trusted experts at CliffsNotes, including analysis of the most widely read literary works.