Black Like Me

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"It's All True...Every Living Moment!"
  • Approved
  • 1964
  • 6.7  (638)

In 1959, Caucasian journalist John Howard Griffin decided to investigate what everyday life was like for Southern Negroes. Griffin took medical treatments that turned his skin temporarily darker and shaved his head, transforming himself. Then he walked, hitched rides and rode buses around the Deep South. He had a college degree and didn't ask for anything more than a job, some food and a place to rest his weary soles at night. What he learned about how people would treat him differently--due only to a perception about his race--was troubling and shocking. This film is based on Griffin's true story.

Black Like Me
Black Like Me

Trailer - 1 min 26 sec

Description
In 1959, Caucasian journalist John Howard Griffin decided to investigate what everyday life was like for Southern Negroes. Griffin took medical treatments that turned his skin temporarily darker and shaved his head, transforming himself. Then he walked, hitched rides and rode buses around the Deep South. He had a college degree and didn't ask for anything more than a job, some food and a place to rest his weary soles at night. What he learned about how people would treat him differently--due only to a perception about his race--was troubling and shocking. This film is based on Griffin's true story.

Black Like Me is a 1964 drama. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

Where to Watch Black Like Me

Black Like Me is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at FlixFling, Fandor, FlixFling VOD, Amazon and Apple TV. Some platforms allow you to rent Black Like Me for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    1964
  • MPAA Rating
    Approved
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (638)