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Man in the mirror : John Howard Griffin and the story of Black like me

Bonazzi, Robert.

Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, c1997.

xiv, 208 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

In 1959 a white writer darkened his skin and passed for a time as a "Negro" in the Deep South. John Howard Griffin was that writer, and his book Black Like Me swiftly became a national sensation. Few readers know of the extraordinary journey that led to Griffin's risky "experiment" - the culmination of a lifetime of risk, struggle, and achievement. A native of Texas, Griffin was a medical student who became involved in the rescue of Jews in occupied France; a U.S. serviceman among tribal peoples in the South Pacific, where he suffered an injury that left him blinded for a decade; a convert to Catholicism; and, finally, a novelist and writer. All these experiences fed Griffin's drive to understand what it means to be human, and how human beings can justify treating their fellows - of whatever race or physical description - as "the intrinsic other". After describing this journey and analyzing the text of Black Like Me, Robert Bonazzi treats the dramatic aftermath of Griffin's experiment and life. Man in the Mirror provides a fascinating look at the roots of a book that galvanized America, and offers reflections on why, after all these years, this work retains its astonishing impact.


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1 copy available at Paideia School


1570751188 (pbk.) : $14.00

LC Call No:

E185.61.G83 B66 1997

Dewey Class No:

975/.00496073 21


Bonazzi, Robert.


Man in the mirror : John Howard Griffin and the story of Black like me / Robert Bonazzi.


Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, c1997.


xiv, 208 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-208).


Griffin, John Howard,--1920- Black like me.


Griffin, John Howard,--1920-


Afro-Americans--Southern States--Social conditions.

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