Black Like Me

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


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. ( 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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