The setting is the Deep South in 1959. What began as scientific research ended up changing his life in every way imaginable. When he decided the real story was in his journals, he published them, and the storm that followed is now part of American history.
As performed by Ray Childs, this first-ever recording of Black Like Me will leave each listener deeply affected. John Howard Griffin did the impossible to help bring the full effect of racism to the forefront of America's conscience.
©1960, 1961, 1977 John Howard Griffin; renewed 1989 Elizabeth Griffin-Bonazzi, Susan Griffin-Campbell, John H. Griffin, Jr., Gregory P. Griffin, and Amanda Griffin-Sanderson; (P)2004 Audio Bookshelf; Recorded by arrangement with New American Library, a division of Penguin Group (USA), Inc.
"No one can read it without suffering." (Dallas Morning News)
"Only the coldest of hearts could be unaffected by this story, told with dignity and warmth, conviction and steadfast honesty. Audiobooks like this can help heal wounds and open minds about racism, an issue our nation still struggles with." (AudioFile)
This book was required material for some high schools in Canada. I feel like it should be required material for every high school student in the United States.
The idea of becoming black to learn to learn about the racism was intriguing. I enjoyed listening to his experiences. I didn't want to stop listening. Side note: people still don't understand the only difference is the color of their skin.
yes. I plan to listen again later. I enjoyed hearing his insight on societal norms.
it was honest.
I loved the contrast in cultures. his observations were accurate from his perspective.
one of my better listens
great narration my favorite character was the shoe shine man .
Better to those who have no time to read it.
The start of the story with a poem was very unusual with a lot of feelings from the narrator.
Oh yes, but it is too long.
Thank you for having it available.
Say something about yourself!
My Daughter recommended this book to me. I'm not sure I would recommend unless someone was looking for this type book
Yes, With My Grandchildren One Day.
The Author Teaches You That Blacks And Whites Are Just AS Humans As Each Other, But You Don't Know About Each Others Sufferings Until You Are In Each Others Skin Color.
Some Pronunciations Of some Words
When He Was On The Bus And Offered The Lady To Seat Next To Him And She Was Rude To Him, That Made Me Sad.
I Really Enjoyed Him Mentioning That He Was Catholic OR Was Looking For A Catholic Church At Least.
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