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Black like me
John Howard Griffin
Adult Nonfiction E185.61 .G8 2003

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Griffin's (The Devil Rides Outside) mid-century classic on race brilliantly withstands both the test of time and translation to audio format. Concerned by the lack of communication between the races and wondering what "adjustments and discriminations" he would face as a Negro in the Deep South, the late author, a journalist and self-described "specialist in race issues," left behind his privileged life as a Southern white man to step into the body of a stranger. In 1959, Griffin headed to New Orleans, darkened his skin and immersed himself in black society, then traveled to several states until he could no longer stand the racism, segregation and degrading living conditions. Griffin imparts the hopelessness and despair he felt while executing his social experiment, and professional narrator Childs renders this recounting even more immediate and emotional with his heartfelt delivery and skillful use of accents. The CD package includes an epilogue on social progress, written in 1976 by the author, making it suitable for both the classroom and for personal enlightenment. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

This hardcover reprint is being released to mark the 45th anniversary of the Caucasian Griffin's experiment to experience life as a black man in the American South. Dubbed the "Definitive Griffin Estate Edition" by the publisher, this version includes new material from the late author, a foreword by Studs Terkel, an afterword by biographer Robert Bonazzi, and several new photos. Though the book is not out of print, collections needing a new copy should go with this one. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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