Doug Levitt took thirteen years to travel more than 120000 miles across America discovering different things about the American people that are not easy to find. This journey once saw Doug spend seven weeks on a bus. In his tales, he recounts of a time when he met and spent more than twenty hours of bus ride hours with a neo-Nazi. The first impression was scary but it turned out that the guy offered him a sandwich and the seats to sleep as he took the floor. It may not be a common occurrence for Doug to meet neo-Nazis but coming across the forgotten America is something that he encounters on a daily basis.
The Greyhound Diaries started out as part of his art project. This former LA journalist has discovered a lot that he documents in his part art-research project. He has covered all the 120000 miles using the Greyhound bus, which started out as a last minute resort means of travel. He has met a number of ex-convicts on his travels since ex-convicts are given a state bus pass.
At one point, he traveled with one who explained the prison system for the whole 20 hours. He explained of how racial divisions were the order of the day and how convicts quickly turned into white supremacists. This forms the basis of the greyhound diaries. Recounts of what it is like.
Back in 2004, Levitt took part in the john Kerry voter registration process and his travels helped increase voter registration and awareness. His travels fascinated him since his financial status and middle class family level had never opened him up to the opportunity of meeting the kind of people that he did during his travels. For his using the Greyhound to travel availed the opportunity of seeing America in a new light.
About Doug Levitt
Doug Levitt is a Jewish artist who abandoned his journalism position as an international war correspondent for CNN to travel around America. He has covered over 120000 miles by the Greyhound bus accumulating fascinating experiences and discoveries as part of his research and art project. his experience on the road has revealed a lot of information that politicians also use today.
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