“It’s a timely, moving story that gets in your head and demands your attention once you’re done reading,” said Friends vice president of Mansfield Reads! Jenny Elliott. “The book is unlike anything we’ve chosen for Reads! in the past.” [Read more…]
The American Library Association designated Mansfield Public Library as a Literary Landmark for John Howard Griffin’s book Black Like Me.
Griffin (1920-1980), a white journalist who lived in Mansfield at the time he wrote his book, conducted a social experiment in 1959, where he darkened his skin before traveling through the southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama for seven weeks. He chronicled his experience in his memoir, which has never been out of print since it was published in 1961. [Read more…]