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In October 1959, before the Civil Rights movement would spread across the United States, John Howard Griffin underwent medical treatments to disguise himself as a black man. He then travelled through the segregated Deep South of America, exchanging the privileged life of a white man for the disenfranchisement of the black man, and experienced the racism that was endured by millions on a daily basis. From the threat of violence to the simple indignities of being unable to use a drinking fountain or buy food from a particular shop Griffin documented the experience of racism and opened the eyes of white America to the abuses going on in their country. Black Like Me is required reading in schools and colleges in the United States but this is its first British publication in decades, reminding readers of the ever-present threats of racism and prejudice and demonstrating the difference that one man can make.

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One of the most extraordinary books ever written about relations between the races. --'The Today Programme' (BBC Radio 4)

In 1959, a white American decided to turn himself into a Negro ... John Howard Griffin would venture alone into some of the Deep South s most virulently racist hotspots and experience life on the other side of the tracks... Black Like Me brilliantly reveals the dehumanisation of black people by the white majority... This reissued edition will introduce a whole new British readership to a work that is still an important, illuminating and fascinating read. --Bernardine Evaristo, 'The Times'

One of the most fascinating journalistic investigations carried out in the USA... When Griffin described what he experienced... it awoke a vast section of the American public to what was happening in their country. --'The Voice'

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John Howard Griffin was a novelist and photographer. He served with the French Resistance during World War Two and after the publication of Black Like Me enduring threats and physical attacks. As a human rights activist he worked with Martin Luther King and taught at the University of Peace

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