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Griffin, John Howard

Born: 1920 AD
Died: 1980 AD, at 60 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Activists, Authors, Journalist


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.


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