Black Like Me Author:John Howard Griffin His effigy was hung from the center light on Main Street. A cross was burned on the hill above his house. Hate-filled people whispered that he had been a Negro all along. — This is a shocking book. It is the story of a man who underwent a series of medical treatments to change his skin color temporarily to black - a transformation that was com... more »plete when John Howard Griffin shaved off his hair and, looking in a mirror, saw a bald middle-aged Hegro.
From November 6th to December 14th, he hitchhiked, walked, and rode buses through Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Georgia. The experiences he encountered in the Deep South - the squalor, the violence, the antagonisms, the hopelessness - will burn deeply into the conscience of every American who believes in the justice of democracy.« less