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Author QuotedJohn Howard Griffin
Title QuotedBlack Like Me
Date (Year/Month/Day)1962/03/28
ImprintBoston : Houghton Mifflin. 1961
QuotationThanks above all for the [John Howard] Griffin book [Black Like Me]. I found it moving and important, and of course read it right through with unflagging interest. As someone has aptly said: what we have in the southern United States is not so much a Negro problem as a White problem. There is no question that there the real problem lies, and it is more than the race question. The problem of peace is involved too in the belligerency and obtuseness of the same types "¦
Quotation SourceWitness to Freedom: The Letters of Thomas Merton in Times of Crisis.; Selected and edited by William H. Shannon. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1994, p. 47-48
Letter toThomas McDonnell
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