John Howard Griffin with Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Title

John Howard Griffin with Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Description

Mansfield author John Howard Griffin, who wrote the book "Black Like Me," holds a Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper, which includes a photo of an effigy someone hung of him. Griffin spent most of his life studying racial equality. In "Black Like Me" he changed the pigmentation of his skin and traveled through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia to explore the different levels of discrimination African Americans faced living in the deep south.

Subject

John Howard Griffin holds a Fort Worth Star-Telegram that shows an effigy someone hung of him.

Source

Courtesy, Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library, Arlington, Texas

Date

1960-03-02

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