Black Like Me
BSU’s book event is a new virtual event, on Zoom, open to the entire campus. We will purchase and send the book Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin to those who RSVP (first come first serve) We want to have a book club style open discussion on the impact of the book’s message.
THE LAST DAY TO SIGN UP TO THIS EVENT IS ON FEBRUARY 1ST, 2021
Here is a summary about the book:
“Black Like Me, first published in 1961, is a nonfiction book by white journalist John Howard Griffin recounting his journey in the Deep South of the United States, at a time when African-Americans lived under racial segregation. Griffin was a native of Mansfield, Texas, who had his skin temporarily darkened to pass as a black man. He traveled for six weeks throughout the racially segregated states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Georgia to explore life from the other side of the color line. Sepia Magazine financed the project in exchange for the right to print the account first as a series of articles.” Wikipedia