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John Howard Griffin's Black Like Me is a powerful and moving account of his experiences as a white man who disguised himself as a black man in the Deep South in the 1950s. This study guide will help you understand the book's main themes, characters, and events.

Study Guide for John Howard Griffin s Black Like Me (Course Hero Study Guides)
Study Guide for John Howard Griffin's Black Like Me (Course Hero Study Guides)
by Sam Bing

4.1 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 763 KB
Print length : 25 pages
Lending : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Hardcover : 128 pages
Item Weight : 11.5 ounces
Dimensions : 5.98 x 0.38 x 9.02 inches

Main Themes

  • The evils of racism and segregation
  • The power of empathy and understanding
  • The importance of nonviolent resistance

Characters

  • John Howard Griffin: A white man who disguises himself as a black man to experience firsthand the realities of racism in the Deep South.
  • Dr. Griffin: Griffin's alias, a black man who travels throughout the South, documenting his experiences.
  • George: A black man who befriends Griffin and helps him to understand the black experience.
  • Mrs. Henderson: A white woman who befriends Griffin and helps him to understand the white perspective on race.

Events

  • Griffin's journey begins in New Orleans, where he disguises himself as a black man.
  • Griffin travels throughout the South, visiting cities such as Birmingham, Montgomery, and Jackson.
  • Griffin experiences firsthand the horrors of racism, including segregation, discrimination, and violence.
  • Griffin's experiences lead him to a deep understanding of the evils of racism and the need for nonviolent resistance.

Discussion Questions

  • What are the main themes of Black Like Me?
  • How does Griffin's experience as a black man change his perspective on race?
  • What are the different types of racism that Griffin experiences?
  • How does Griffin's experience compare to the experiences of other black people in the Deep South?
  • What are the lessons that we can learn from Black Like Me?

Black Like Me is a powerful and moving account of the evils of racism and the power of empathy and understanding. This study guide will help you to understand the book's main themes, characters, and events.

Study Guide for John Howard Griffin s Black Like Me (Course Hero Study Guides)
Study Guide for John Howard Griffin's Black Like Me (Course Hero Study Guides)
by Sam Bing

4.1 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 763 KB
Print length : 25 pages
Lending : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Hardcover : 128 pages
Item Weight : 11.5 ounces
Dimensions : 5.98 x 0.38 x 9.02 inches
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Study Guide for John Howard Griffin s Black Like Me (Course Hero Study Guides)
Study Guide for John Howard Griffin's Black Like Me (Course Hero Study Guides)
by Sam Bing

4.1 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 763 KB
Print length : 25 pages
Lending : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Hardcover : 128 pages
Item Weight : 11.5 ounces
Dimensions : 5.98 x 0.38 x 9.02 inches
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