Black Like Me - November 8, 1959 (pages 17-38) Summary & Analysis

John Howard Griffin
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November 8, 1959 (pages 17-38) Summary and Analysis

Griffin wakes and leaves the hotel. He walks along the streets of New Orleans, still confused by his feelings of loneliness. He realizes that the black area is like a ghetto- filled with people struggling to survive. Blacks must use sexuality to be noticed by one another and claim their manhood that has been taken away.

Griffin then finds a black restaurant to have breakfast. He begins talking to the owner. Griffin questions him about where he may use the bathroom and find a Catholic Church. He is shocked to find how far he must venture to find a bathroom he may use. He then boards a bus to go to Canal Street. He takes a seat near the rear of the bus. As whites file onto the bus, they do not sit down next to blacks...

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