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    DescriptionThe companion volume to the 50th-anniversary edition of "Black Like Me," this book features John Howard Griffin's later writings on racism and spirituality. Conveying a progressive evolution in thinking, it further explores Griffin's ethical stand in the human rights struggle and nonviolent pursuit of equality--a view he shared with greats such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Thomas Merton. Enlightening and forthright, this record also focuses on Griffin's spiritual grounding in the Catholic monastic tradition, discussing the illuminating meditations on suffering and the author's own reflections on communication, justice, and dying.


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    Title
    Prison of Culture
    Subtitle
    Beyond Black Like Me
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Howard Griffin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780916727826
    ISBN 10: 0916727823
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JHMC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JFFJ
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 305.800973
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35, 42
    DC22: 305.800973
    BISAC V2.8: SOC031000
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27530
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
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    LC classification: E185.615 .G73 2011
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: JHMC, JBFA, JBSL
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Wings Press
    Imprint name
    Wings Press
    Publication date
    15 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    San Antonio, TX
    Author Information
    John Howard Griffin was a musicologist who served, and was injured, in the Air Force during World War II. Blind for a decade, Griffin became an acclaimed novelist and essayist and when his sight returned, almost miraculously, he became a remarkable portrait photographer. Following his cross-racial exploration in the South, he was personally vilified, hanged in effigy in his hometown, threatened with death, and severely beaten by the Klu Klux Klan. Respected internationally as a human rights activist, he worked with major Civil Rights leaders throughout the era, taught at the University of Peace, and delivered more than a 1,200 lectures in the United States and abroad. He is the author of "The Devil Rides Outside".""
    Review quote
    "His trenchant essays are written with intensity and passion. His prose style is clear and forceful. People who grew up during the years of struggle for equal rights will find in" Prison of Culture" commentary that brings alive those times of intense moral crises. Readers today will find in these essays the truth in American philosopher George Santanya's statement that those who are ignorant of the past are doomed to repeat the past's mistakes. The prejudice and injustice of the past must never be forgotten. "Prison of Culture" should exist for modern readers who may have let themselves lose sight of the wrongs that still persist." --Kenneth W. Davis, "Texas Books in Review"