JCPL Book Club: The Underground Railroad

When:
January 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Where:
JCPL at Davis Conference Room

Join us for a group discussion of Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad. Copies of the book are available for check out at the Customer Service Desk. Refreshments will be served and registration is required. A magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels.