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Mariland June 1st, 2018 4:39pm

Have you read/ heard of “Black Like Me” by John Howard Griffin?

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/01/18 7:10 pm

Heard of, don’t remember reading.

shygal47 Florida east coast
06/01/18 11:58 am

Yes, read it decades ago when it was first available in paperback. Left a lasting impression.

susanr Colorado
06/01/18 11:49 am

I read it long ago, I think in the mid ‘60s just a few years after it was first published.

Odysseus We All Need A Fantasy
06/01/18 11:44 am

I read it in 1963 as an 8th grader. It made a lasting impression on me as the city I lived in was all white. One of the first books to shape my political outlook.

06/01/18 12:25 pm

Me, too.
I had a friend whose uncle tanned easily and darkly. He went south with a group from church (?) during the early 60s. He said there was an instance of him not being allowed to do something because he was thought to be black.

I wonder if the book, “Black Like Me” was based on truth or was it fictional?

Mariland neon butterfly garden
06/01/18 4:04 pm

It was a personal account of true experiences

EarlyBird Portland
06/01/18 9:05 pm

I read it in high school. Great book.

lcamino Florida and Georgia
06/01/18 11:21 am

I have heard of it, but never read it.

Mariland neon butterfly garden
06/01/18 9:41 am

Read it several years ago.
Still in my old bookshelf at my parents house

orgblu10 Shamerica
06/01/18 9:41 am

I read the book in college. Very interesting.

Mariland neon butterfly garden
06/01/18 9:52 am

It was around/ shortly after my college era when I read it too. Was it an assignment or a chosen read?

orgblu10 Shamerica
06/01/18 10:59 am

Tbh, I'm not sure. It was in my freshman year.