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A Scholar's Guide to Amazon Prime's The Underground Railroad
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Amazon Prime’s series The Underground Railroad is based on Colson Whitehead’s prize-winning novel. Drs. Richard Bell and Nadine Knight examine what the show gets right—and wrong—about the real Underground Railroad, and offers a front-row seat to the critical debates that animate the depiction of the freedom struggle on the small screen.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Dr. Richard Bell is a scholar, writer, and a Professor of History at the University of Maryland. He holds a PhD from Harvard University, and his research focuses on the history and culture of the United States between 1750 and 1877. He is the author of the book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home and of the online course America’s Long Struggle Against Slavery (The Great Courses).
Dr. Nadine Knight is associate professor at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. She holds a PhD from Harvard University and specializes in African American Literature; 19th and 20th Century American Literature; American Civil War Studies; Film and Television.
This program is appropriate for ages 16 and above. An invitation to join this virtual talk will be sent to participants one day prior to the event . Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.