Study Guide

Black Like Me Chapter 2

By John Howard Griffin

Chapter 2

October 29, 1959

  • Griffin drives to Fort Worth, Texas to meet his friend George Levitan. Levitan owns Sepia, a magazine for black people, and Griffin thinks he'll be interested in his project.
  • He thinks it's crazy. But also crazy awesome. He'll do it, but it will be dangerous.
  • Adelle Jackson, the editorial director, thinks that it's impossible, but they agree to the project in the end.
  • Then he tells his wife that she will be getting to do her own experiment of being a single mom to three kids for a while. Great news for her. We bet she was thrilled. But it is the 1950s, so there's not much else she can do but accept it.