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FEBRUARY 26

Summary

The author decides to reveal the truth about racial discrimination, by simply publishing what happened to him. He gets a call from Paul Coates of Hollywood, asking him to appear in his interview program. Griffin accepts his offer.


Notes

Todayís entry is about the authorís keen perception that an arid and abstract document with generalizations and statistics on the Negro problem will not actually help to reveal the truth of what it is like to be a Negro. In fact it will only hide the truth rather than reveal it. Instead, he decides to write an incisive, honest autobiographical diary of events and experiences as they occurred - another example of the authorís sincerity and courage. He accepts the invitation of Paul Coates, to appear in his television interview program. Griffin knew that television interview programs were becoming very popular and that this interview would give him the opportunity to speak to the people. But at the same time, he is apprehensive about how he would be expected to conduct himself during the interview, that is, will he be expected to be absolutely honest about his experience or hold back.

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