1920 – Born in Dallas, Texas on the 16th of June.
1952 – The Devil Rides Outside.
1956 – Nuni.
1947-1957 – Griffin wrote two major novels, The Devil Rides Outside and Nuni, during a decade of blindness, the result of diabetes.
1959 – He is best known for darkening his skin and journeying through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia to experience segregation in the Deep South.
– Land of the High Sky.
1961 – Black Like Me.
1969 – The Church and the Black Man.
1977 – A Time to be Human.
1980 – Died on the 9th of September, due to diabetes and/or several other health problems, but not skin cancer or other complications of his skin darkening, as some believe.