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Author Griffin, John Howard, 1920-1980.

Title Black like me : the definitive Griffin estate edition, corrected from original manuscripts / John Howard Griffin ; foreword by Studs Terkel ; with historic photographs by Don Rutledge ; and an afterword by Robert Bonazzi.

Imprint San Antonio, Tex. : Wings Press, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    305.896 GRI 2006    DUE 09-12-19
Edition 2nd Wings Press ed., with index.
Description xi, 243 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 236-237) and index.
Contents Foreword / Studs Terkel -- Preface, 1961 -- Deep south journey, 1959 -- Photographs by Don Rutledge -- The aftermath, 1960 -- Epilogue, 1976 -- Beyond otherness, 1979 -- Afterword, 2006 / Robert Bonazzi.
Summary Studs Terkel tells us in his Foreword to the definitive Griffin Estate Edition of Black Like Me: "This is a contemporary book, you bet." Indeed, Black Like Me remains required reading in thousands of high schools and colleges for this very reason. Regardless of how much progress has been made in eliminating outright racism from American life, Black Like Me endures as a great human and humanitarian document. In our era, when "international" terrorism is most often defined in terms of a single ethnic designation and a single religion, we need to be reminded that America has been blinded by fear and racial intolerance before. As John Lennon wrote, "Living is easy with eyes closed." Black Like Me is the story of a man who opened his eyes, and helped an entire nation to do likewise.
Subject Griffin, John Howard, 1920-1980.
African Americans -- Southern States -- Social conditions.
Southern States -- Race relations.
Texas -- Biography.
Added Author Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008-
Rutledge, Don.
Bonazzi, Robert.
ISBN 0930324730 (reinforced lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
9780930324735 (reinforced lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
0930324722 (alk. paper)
9780930324728 (alk. paper)

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