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Prison of Culture: Beyond Black Like Me



The companion volume to the 50th-anniversary edition of Black Like Me, this book features John Howard Griffin’s later writings on racism and spirituality. Conveying a progressive evolution in thinking, it further explores Griffin’s ethical stand in the human rights struggle and nonviolent pursuit of equality—a view he shared with greats such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Thomas Merton. Enlightening and forthright, this record also focuses on Griffin’s spiritual grounding in…


Prison Of Culture

Pub Date : 2011-10-01 | Author : John Griffin | Publisher : Wings Press

ISBN 10 : 9780916727826
ISBN 13 : 0916727823

The companion volume to the 50th-anniversary edition of Black Like Me, this book features John Howard Griffin’s later writings on racism and spirituality. Conveying a progressive..


Black Like Me

Pub Date : 2011 | Author : John Howard Griffin | Publisher : Wings Press (TX)

ISBN 10 : 0916727688
ISBN 13 : 9780916727680

Publisher's description: Studs Terkel tells us in his Foreword to the definitive Griffin Estate Edition of Black Like Me: "This is a contemporary book, you bet." Indeed, Black Like..


Black For A Day

Pub Date : 2017-03-27 | Author : Alisha Gaines | Publisher : UNC Press Books

ISBN 10 : 9781469632841
ISBN 13 : 1469632845

In 1948, journalist Ray Sprigle traded his whiteness to live as a black man for four weeks. A little over a decade later, John Howard Griffin famously "became" black as well, trave..


Between The World And Me

Pub Date : 2015-07-14 | Author : Ta-Nehisi Coates | Publisher : Spiegel & Grau

ISBN 10 : 9780679645986
ISBN 13 : 0679645985

Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the..


White Like Me

Pub Date : 2011-09-01 | Author : Tim Wise | Publisher : Soft Skull Press

ISBN 10 : 9781593764708
ISBN 13 : 1593764707

With a new preface and updated chapters, White Like Me is one-part memoir, one-part polemical essay collection. It is a personal examination of the way in which racial privilege sh..


Are Prisons Obsolete

Pub Date : 2011-01-04 | Author : Angela Y. Davis | Publisher : Seven Stories Press

ISBN 10 : 9781609801045
ISBN 13 : 1609801040

With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As..


Crime And Punishment In America

Pub Date : 2013-03-26 | Author : Elliott Currie | Publisher : Macmillan

ISBN 10 : 9781250024213
ISBN 13 : 1250024218

An acclaimed criminologist examines America's ongoing war against violent crime, arguing that ever-increasing rates of imprisonment have not reduced--and will not reduce--crime rat..


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