15th Annual Black History Month Lecture: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
James Branch Cabell Library, lecture hall (Room 303)
901 Park Ave., Richmond, VA 23284
Acclaimed multi-genre fiction writer Colson Whitehead presents his latest book, the National Book Award–winning novel The Underground Railroad, a haunting fusion of historical fiction and magical realism that tells the story of a pair of slaves who attempt to escape the South using an actual secret network of tunnels and tracks beneath the earth. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event will be followed by a book sale and signing and a public reception.
This event is free and open to all, but please register. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call the VCU Libraries Events Office, at (804) 828-0593.
The event has reached capacity for registration. Any available seats the evening of the event will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis.
This event is presented by VCU Libraries and sponsored by the Friends of VCU Libraries and the Francis M. Foster African-American History Endowment Fund.
For further reading, try our African American Studies research guide.
Image: The Underground Railroad cover detail, with author photo by Madeline Whitehead