John Howard Griffin

John Howard Griffin (June 16, 1920 – September 9, 1980) was an American journalist and author, much of whose writing was about racial equality. He is best known for darkening his skin and journeying through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia to experience segregation in the Deep South in 1959. He wrote about this experience in his 1961 book Black Like Me.

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First NameJohn
Middle NameHoward
Last NameGriffin
Age60 (age at death)
Date of BirthJune 16, 1920
BirthplaceDallas, Texas
Date of DeathSeptember 9, 1980
Star SignGemini
Occupation CategoryWriter

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