Tag Archives: 1950s

How A White Guy Experienced Jim Crow As A Black Guy

Black Like Me is the story of how John Howard Griffin, a white man, colored his skin black and traveled around the segregated, Jim Crow South in the late 1950s. The cover reads: “What was it like, really like to be … Continue reading

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A Haircut From Oprah’s Dad . . .

“Get a haircut from Vernon Winfrey,” for weeks that thought kept going through my head–and it frightened me. I am a white guy and I had never had a haircut in a black barber shop. Mr. Winfrey is Oprah Winfrey’s … Continue reading

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