Black Like Me Setting & Symbolism

John Howard Griffin
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Sepia

Sepia is the magazine in which Griffin will publish articles concerning his tour through the south as a black man.

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana is where Griffin first becomes a black man. He sees what it is like to experience the city as a white man and then a black man. This is also where he meets Sterling Williams.

New Orleans YMCA

The New Orleans YMCA cafe is where Griffin has several important conversations with black leaders.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi is the first stop on Griffin's journey through Mississippi. This is also where P.D. East lives.

Biloxi, Mississippi

Biloxi, Mississippi is the city that Griffin passes through to get to Mobile. He begins to hitchhike here and gets many rides from white men who want to know about the sexual experiences of black men.

Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, Alabama is the city that Griffin...

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