Black Like Me Book Review (John Howard Griffin)

Black Like Me Book Review (John Howard Griffin)

Looking for a book review of Black Like Me? What criticism or praise did John Howard Griffin’s book receive? John Howard Griffin wrote Black Like Me after conducting a social experiment in the segregated Southern U.S. Since its publication, book reviews of Black Like Me have both praised and criticized Griffin for his work and the methods he used. Read on for a book review of Black Like Me, based on an analysis of its critical reception.

How the Cycle of Oppression Shaped 1950s America

How the Cycle of Oppression Shaped 1950s America

What is the cycle of oppression? What are the four steps of the cycle? What was racial oppression like in 1950s America? In 1959, John Howard Griffin wrote Black Like Me to convince white Americans that the U.S. was not the racism-free country they thought it was. The book describes Griffin’s account of the segregated South and the cycle of oppression faced by Black Southerners. Read on to learn more about the cycle of oppression in the 1950s, according to Griffin.

Dark Energy in the Universe: Einstein’s Cosmological Constant

Dark Energy in the Universe: Einstein’s Cosmological Constant

What was Einstein’s cosmological constant? Was he right that he was wrong about it? In recent decades, astronomers have witnessed a mysterious force they’ve named “dark energy” that’s accelerating the universe’s expansion. The theoretical underpinnings of dark energy go back to Einstein’s equations of relativity. Read more to understand what scientists know—and what they speculate—about dark energy in the universe.

The Salt March: Gandhi’s Protest Against the British Monopoly

The Salt March: Gandhi’s Protest Against the British Monopoly

What was the Salt March? How did salt influence the Indian Independence Movement? In 1930, Mahatma Gandhi led a 24-day march against the British salt monopoly. As Mark Kurlansky mentions in his book Salt, the campaign led to Indians being allowed to collect sea salt and paved the way for Indian independence. Learn more about the Salt March of 1930 below.