Wednesday, June 10
Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood — where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned — Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.
Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey. As Whitehead’s narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day.
All women are invited to these discussions held in the William Reif Gallery to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.
Walk-ins welcome BUT registration is appreciated! Register by: 6/8
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