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Prison of Culture: Beyond Black Like Me book coverPrison of Culture: Beyond Black Like Me

by John Howard Griffin

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Paperback, 160 pages

This companion volume to the Wings Press 50th Anniversary edition of Black Like Me (2011) features John Howard Griffin's later writings on racism and spirituality, including essays that appear in book form for the first time as well as sections from his later books about racism, The Church and the Black Man (1969) and A Time To Be Human (1977), which have been out of print for decades. These works on racism reveal a progressive evolution in thinking, as Griffin traveled across America and Europe during the 1960s and 1970s, lecturing to predominantly-white student audiences at the request of the African-American Civil Rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Roy Wilkins of the NAACP, and activist-author Dick Gregory.

Griffin's development "beyond" the perspective of Black Like Me also meant further exploration into his ethical stand in the human rights struggle and deeper introspection into the spiritual dimension of the nonviolent struggle for justice and equality inherent in the views of Thoreau, Gandhi, King and Thomas Merton. The second part focuses on his spiritual grounding in the Catholic monastic tradition in illuminating meditations on suffering and in his "Final Reflections" on communication, justice and dying.

Edited by Griffin scholar,editor and lecturer, Robert Bonazzi.


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