Grace will be hosting a book club this summer on Zoom! We hope you will consider joining us as we dive into this narrative and discuss what its themes reveal and mean for us as a Christian community.
Dates: Four Thursdays, 7pm – 8pm on Zoom. July 30th – August 20th.
Book: Black Like Me, by John Howard Griffin
Discussion Leaders: Jney Uplinger, Larissa Jay, Andrea Shadel
From the back cover: “In the Deep South of the 1950’s, a color line was etched in blood across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Journalist John Howard Griffin decided to cross that line. Using medication that darkened his skin to deep brown, he exchanged his privileged life as a Southern white man for the disenfranchised world of an unemployed black man. What happened to John Howard Griffin – from the outside and within himself – as he made his way through the segregated Deep South is recorded in this searing work of nonfiction. His audacious, still chillingly relevant eyewitness history is a work about race and humanity every American must read.”
About 50 pages will be discussed each week. Readers, please be aware some people speaking to the author during his journey use profanity.
Books are $10 and can be purchased on Amazon at this link: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Like-John-Howard-Griffin/dp/0451234219
They can also be ordered from the Barnes & Noble in Eatontown – (call in advance, copies are in demand)