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Book discussion: Underground Railroad
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In the Series Legacy of Racism:
Underground Railroad, a novel by Colson Whitehead
“Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South” – Amazon.com
Sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council, this discussion will be led by Jim Schley.
This series features recent Pulitzer-Prize winning works that consider the American legacy of racism through four genres. Created as a part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative, a special grant funded by the Mellon Foundation and administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils, which seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry.