Based on the landmark memoir by John Howard Griffin, Black Like Me stars James Whitmore as Griffin, who medically altered his pigment and, with the help of a sunlamp, reinvented himself as an itinerant black writer navigating his way through Mississippi and Alabama. Along the way he experienced firsthand both crushing racism and the incredible life force of the Afro-American communities. Thanks to a full restoration from the original negative, this is the first time Black Like Me has been released on DVD.
Walter Mason,John Marriott,Clifton James,James Whitmore,Dan Priest,Lenka Peterson
In 1964, just as Washington was passing the Civil Rights Act, some of Hollywood's most passionate activists interpreted John Howard Griffin's brave chronicle Black Like Me for the screen, with James Whitmore starring as the writer, who, in 1959, medically altered his pigment and, with the help of a sunlamp, reinvented himself as an intinerant black writer navigating his way through the Jim Crowe south. Whitmore's Griffin experiences firsthand both crushing racism and the incredible life force of the Afro-American community.