Black Like Me

Carl Lerner
Roscoe Lee BrowneJames WhitmoreSorrell Booke
BLACK LIKE ME is the true story of a white reporter who, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, temporarily darkened his skin so that he could experience the realities of a black man's life in the racially-segregated deep south. Based on the landmark memoir of the same name by John Howard Griffin, this controversial 1964 big-screen adaptation stars veteran character actor James Whitmore (Planet of the Apes; Tora!, Tora!, Tora!)) as Griffin. The Dallas native medically altered his pigment and, with the help of a sunlamp, reinvented himself as an itinerant black writer traveling through Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Georgia on Greyhound buses (and sometimes hitchhiking). Throughout his journey he experienced firsthand both crushing racism and the incredible life force of the African-American communities in the region. Restored in 2013, the drama also co-stars Sorrell Booke (The Dukes of Hazzard) and Roscoe Lee Browne (Babe, Logan's Run). 
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