In highlight of this month book The Underground Railroad, we are taking a look at one of the best television shows to date: Underground. A similar story about a young slave’s adventures as she makes a bid for freedom.
Like the book,“Underground,” is an America drama about the Underground Railroad told on behalf of Harriet Tubman; actress Aisha Hinds delivers an hour-long speech about her character’s personal history and the future of the antislavery movement to an audience of white abolitionists.
But, much like Harriet was able to guide people to freedom in an impossible time, through impossible terrain, her spirit inhabited me, and it guided us from impossible to possible.
Whitehead re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era. The Underground Railroad is a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history.
A chat with Aisha Hinds and Jurnee Smollett-Bell, from “Underground.” [VIDEO]
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