|Interest Level||Reading Level||ATOS|
|Grades 9 – 12||Grade 7||7.0|
At what time period was Black Like Me set in?
Black Like Me is a 1964 American drama film based on the 1961 book Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin. The journalist disguised himself to pass as an African-American man for six weeks in 1959 in the Deep South to report on life in the segregated society from the other side of the color line.
What is the climax in black like me?
The climax of the book is reached when some white racists of the author’s hometown hang his effigy on the main street, burn a cross at the local Negro school, and threaten to castrate him. This is very painful for the author’s family and he is finally forced to flee America for security to Mexico.
What is the theme of the book Black Like Me?
“Black Like Me disabused the idea that minorities were acting out of paranoia,” says Gerald Early, a black scholar at Washington University and editor of Lure and Loathing: Essays on Race, Identity, and the Ambivalence of Assimilation.