Study Guide

Black Like Me Chapter 19

By John Howard Griffin

Chapter 19

November 29, 1959

  • Now Griffin is seeing a different side of the city. Everyone is smiling. The sun is shining.
  • We bet even the birds are chirping and talking to him, just like in Snow White. Emphasis on the white.
  • The only problem is that he's having trouble talking to white people because he realizes the full extent of their racism now, but he can't tell them anything. On top of that, he can no longer fit in with the black community that he's been hanging out in for the past few weeks.
  • He's all alone.