Black Like Me

This book has been a big part of my journey in understanding racial tension. If you haven’t read it – do.

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I was born in 1960 during the time that this book was being written.  It was required reading for my generation.  Unfortunately, it is no longer required reading so I thought I would try to bring some attention to it.

Black Like Me is a nonfiction book by journalist John Howard Griffin first published in 1961. Griffin was a white native of Dallas, Texas and the book describes his six-week experience travelling on Greyhound buses (occasionally hitchhiking) throughout the racially segregated states ofLouisianaMississippiAlabama, and Georgia passing as a black man. Sepia Magazine financed the project in exchange for the right to print the account first as a series of articles.   Griffin kept a journal of his experiences; the 188-page diary was the genesis of the book.  (Wikipedia)

Reading this as a youth, it was one of the few books that left a…

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About Brian Fulmer

Brian is the owner of Crossroads Property Management Inc. (www.crossroadsproperty.com) He writes six blogs and has written two books. He also works with various missions around the world. His first love is Guatemala.
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