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Black like me / John Howard Griffin.

Griffin, John Howard, 1920-1980 (Author). Childs, Ray. (Narrator). Audio Bookshelf. (Added Author). Playaway Digital Audio. (Added Author). Findaway World, LLC. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mooresville PL - Mooresville YA PLAY 305.896 GRI (Text) 37323001864340 YAMEDIA Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781605145587
  • ISBN: 1605145580
  • Physical Description: 1 sound media player (7 hrs.) : digital ; 9 x 6 cm
  • Publisher: [Middletown, R.I.] : Audio Bookshelf ; [released 2008]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Previously released by Audio Bookshelf, p2004.
Title from Playaway label.
In container (21 x 13 x 3 cm.) with AAA battery.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Ray Childs.
Summary, etc.:
Concerned by the lack of communication between the races and wondering what "adjustments and discriminations" he would face as a Negro in the Deep South, the late author, a journalist and self-described "specialist in race issues," left behind his privileged life as a Southern white man to step into the body of a stranger. In 1959, Griffin headed to New Orleans, darkened his skin and immersed himself in black society, then traveled to several states until he could no longer stand the racism, segregation and degrading living conditions. Griffin imparts the hopelessness and despair he felt while executing his social experiment. Includes an epilogue written by the author in 1976.
System Details Note:
Playaway Digital Audio.
Subject: Griffin, John Howard, 1920-1980 > Biography.
Race discrimination.
Race relations.
African Americans > Southern States.
Southern States > Race relations.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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