This year’s All-Church Book Read is one of the most widely acclaimed books of the year. An imaginative and devastating exploration of the human costs of slavery, this story of a slave who escapes from a Georgia cotton plantation challenges our comfortable misperception that those costs do not remain with us today.
This final Sunday we will continue to look in depth not only at the novel, The Underground Railroad, but at the context both historic and contemporary that Whitehead seeks to evoke. Dr. Crystal Moten, associate professor of history at Macalester College, will lead us from her expertise in African American history and from her interest in women and gender into the realities evoked by the experiences of characters in the novel.