Library Ed. Audio Bookshelf 2004
CS ISBN 0974171107 $39.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 0974171115 $49.95 Six CDs
In the late 1950s John Howard Griffin, a white man, artificially darkened his skin and took up the impossible task of masquerading as a black man in the Deep South. The book he wrote about his firsthand experience of racism galvanized America and ultimately led to death threats against him and his family. Delivering this compelling and incisive piece of investigative reporting, Ray Childs voices the thoughts of the blacks and whites Griffin encounters and becomes close to, or reviled by. Only the coldest of hearts could be unaffected by this story, told with dignity and warmth, conviction and steadfast honesty. Audiobooks like this can help heal wounds and open minds about racism, an issue our nation still struggles with. D.J.B. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 04]
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