Watch Black Like Me
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.