Novelist Colson Whitehead in 2011.

Novelist Colson Whitehead in 2011.

The Black Lives Matter movement has sprung up to protest generations of racial injustice in America. Author Colson Whitehead plumbs the depths of those years past in his latest novel, “The Underground Railroad.” In it, an escaped slave named Cora makes her way through several states on a voyage that makes the railroad a literal network crisscrossing the South. We talk with Whitehead about the work and its resonance at this particular moment in history.


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