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Free Study Guide-Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin-Free Booknotes
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APRIL 1

Summary

A French TV crew from Paris arrives to do a personal interview of the author at his home. Then his story is circulated all over the world and mail, telegrams and telephone calls pour in with congratulations. But unfortunately the local situation is not the same. The author has no contact with anyone in town and no one has contact with him. The author does not go to the local stores. He learns that just as cafés have a sign outside the door saying that blacks are not allowed, a local café has put a sign, "No Albinos Allowed." This especially disgusts the authorís parents. The congratulatory notes that he has been receiving makes the author feel that maybe he and his family can continue to stay in Mansfield.


Notes

This part of the diary continues exposing the repercussions of the publicity that has been made of the authorís experiment. The author receives bouquets from all over the world, but brickbats from the local people. Only some men and women understand that the author is as much for them and their children as for the Negroes. These people are however scared to openly express their opinion. For the overwhelming majority he is an Albino, which, disgusts his parents, while the author fervently hopes he can continue to live in an atmosphere of peace and understanding.

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