John Howard Griffin

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John Howard Griffin
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Age 60
Birthday 16 June, 1920
Birthplace Dallas, Texas
Died 9 September, 1980
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Nationality American
Occupation Writer
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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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