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In the Deep South of the 1950s, journalist John Howard Griffin decided to cross the color 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.  His audacious, still chillingly relevant eyewitness history is a work about race and humanity-that in this new millennium still has something important to say to every American.

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In the Deep South of the 1950s, journalist John Howard Griffin decided to cross the color 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. His audacious, still chillingly relevant eyewitness history is a work about race and humanity-that in this new millennium still has something important to say to every American.

About the Author

John Howard Griffin was born in 1920 in Dallas, Texas and was educated in France. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the South Pacific, where an injury sustained in a Japanese bombardment led to the loss of his sight for ten years. He is the author of two novels, Nuni and The Devil Rides Outside, as well as a biography of Thomas Merton and numerous other works of nonfiction. He died in 1980.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451208644
Afterword:
Bonazzi, Robert
Publisher:
New American Library
Author:
Griffin, John Howard
Afterword by:
Bonazzi, Robert
Afterword:
Bonazzi, Robert
Location:
New York
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Texas
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Southern States Race relations.
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
no. 03-04
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.06x5.32x.56 in. .38 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , In the Deep South of the 1950s, journalist John Howard Griffin decided to cross the color 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. His audacious, still chillingly relevant eyewitness history is a work about race and humanity-that in this new millennium still has something important to say to every American.
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