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  • Publisher: [Middletown, Me.] : Audio Bookshelf, LLC, 2004.

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General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 7:10:07.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Ray Childs.
Summary, etc.:
Writer John Howard Griffin (1920-1980) decided to perform an experiment in order to learn from the inside out how one race could withstand the second class citizenship imposed on them by another race. Through medication, he dyed his skin dark and left his family and home in Texas to find out. The setting is the Deep South in the late 1950's. 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 has done the impossible to bring the full effect of racism to the consciences of the America people.
System Details Note:
Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 103059 KB; MP3 file size: 201875 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Race discrimination.
Race relations.
Griffin, John Howard, 1920-1980.
African Americans > Southern States.
Southern States > Race relations.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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