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Black Like Me (1964)

Directed by Carl Lerner. Cast: James Whitmore, Will Geer, Roscoe Lee Browne. A dramatization of the true story of a white writer in the early 1960's who chemically changed the color of his skin in order to experience life as a black man in the South. Based on the book by John Howard Griffin (Moffitt E185.61.G8; Main Stack E185.61.G75). 107 min.
Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Reviews and articles:
Dreisinger, Baz "Dy(e)ing to be black: "MarsJeems's nightmare," Black like me, and Watermelon man." In:Near Black : White-to-Black passing in American culture / Baz Dreisinger. Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks E184.A1D73 2008)