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Web site: http://www.johnhowardgriffin.org

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Episode description: John Howard Griffin is best known as the white man who in 1959 disguised himself as a black man and then traveled anonymously through the heart of Dixie. From his experiences he wrote Black Like Me. This film focuses on Griffin's social activism and examines how a spiritual commitment led him from a segregated childhood in Fort Worth to fighting with the French Underground, sustained him during ten years of blindness incurred by war injuries, and inspired him during a prolific creative life as a writer/photographer. A Morgan Atkinson production.

Rating: [TV-G] (General Audience)

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First aired: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 (excluding any air dates prior to June 1999)

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Official web site: http://www.johnhowardgriffin.org

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