Fifty years ago this November John Howard Griffin’s Black Like Me stunned white America with a truth it did not want to see: a virulent, soul-killing racism against African people was rampant within this reputed “democracy.” This issue of GEO explores the legacy of Griffin's work and its significance today.
- Introduction: Lessons for Today from Black Like Me by Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo, editor
- Encountering John Howard Griffin by Robert Bonazzi
- A Modern American Classic by Robert Bonazzi
- Fifty Years with Black Like Me by Dan Robertson
- Afterword, from the 50th Anniversary Edition of Black Like Me by Robert Bonazzi (pdf)
- A Confused Southern Boy Becoming What he Oughtn’t by Michael Johnson
- Let's honor John Howard Griffin's Work by Actively Exploring and Acting on Unconscious Racism by Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo