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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.

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| 1964 | | 6.8/10
Cast
James Whitmore, Sorrell Booke, Roscoe Lee Browne, Al Freeman Jr.
Director
Black Like Me is a 1964 film directed by Carl Lerner and based on the book of the same name. In it, James Whitmore plays John Finley Horton, a White American journalist who darkens his skin with blackface makeup and passes for a black man in a Southern t
Language
English
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