The book, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Book Discussion: The Underground Railroad

Thursday, Apr 7, 2022
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, Assistant Director at Grand Rapids Public Library. Find this book at your favorite local bookstore or library. Space is limited to 20 adults.

Frey Boardroom

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