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Black Like Me
by John Howard Griffin, Robert Bonazzi | Nonfiction
Registered by quietorchid of Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on 9/30/2016
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by quietorchid from Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Friday, September 30, 2016

8 out of 10

Griffin spent 7 weeks in 1959 travelling through the deep south as a black man. The US was coming under increasing scrutiny over the Jim Crow laws, and Griffin performed an experiment. He darkened his skin through medication, and travelled as himself through the region. He was shocked, scared, disheartened, and humiliated day after day. This book is the result. Still powerful, and necessary reading after all these years, and yes, a Banned book. (One reason in one area for banning was it had Negroes in it. Sigh.)

1967 Banned AZ
1977 Challenged PA, WI
1982 Banned MO

For more information about banned books go to the American Library Association page.

Journal Entry 2 by quietorchid at Little Free Library -Summit W(#0428) in Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Saturday, October 01, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (10/1/2016 UTC) at Little Free Library -Summit W(#0428) in Saint Paul, Minnesota USA


Left on the shelf to find a new reader for 2016 Banned Books Week!

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