Book Discussion: The Underground Railroad

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Thursday April 7

7:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

Join us for a discussion of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2017. The novel follows Cora, a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia, on her journey to escape. In this world, Whitehead reimagines the Underground Railroad to be a literal system of tunnels, trains, and conductors below the earth. Our exhibition Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue includes photographs from Bey’s powerful series Night Coming Tenderly, in which he reimagines sites along the last stages of the Underground Railroad.

This event is co-hosted by Julie Walser, Registrar at GRAM, and Jessica Bratt, Director of Community Engagement & Outreach at Grand Rapids Public Library. Find this book at your favorite local bookstore or library. Space is limited to 20 adults.