Black Like Me - Decemeber 2, 1959- August 17, 1960 (pages 103-164) Summary & Analysis

John Howard Griffin
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Decemeber 2, 1959- August 17, 1960 (pages 103-164) Summary and Analysis

Griffin shifts back to white status. He decides to go to the Trappist monastery to get away from the "constant racial grind." At the monastery, Griffin relaxes. He talks to the monks about their views of racism. They spoke about how many racists are religious people. They often invoke religion to justify racism. The monk says that many people to this on many issues. They twist words to justify their actions. Griffin then leaves for Atlanta to meet with photographer Don Rutledge to do a story on Atlanta's civic leaders.

Griffin finds hope in Atlanta, where several black leaders have taken strides to make sure that blacks have the opportunity to pursue education, jobs, and financial security. They founded schools as well as banks. It was then time for Griffin to return to...

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