Study Guide

Black Like Me Chapter 5

By John Howard Griffin

Chapter 5

November 2, 1959

  • Time to get down to business. Griffin calls some dermatologists and one agrees to darken his skin through medication and UV rays. Step one, done.
  • He hasn't told his friend what's going on because he wants to protect him. He must be a really good friend, because he doesn't ask a single question.
  • Afterwards, Griffin goes to the black part of town, i.e. the poor part. It's pretty different from the fancy place where he ate French food yesterday.
  • Next goal, figure out how to enter black society.