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The Lion's Tale

What does a fictional slave narrative look like without the role of the white savior? Underground’s second season is about to show us.

Freedom, Cut Me Loose! ...And We Begin Again

Episode 201 | The illest show of 2016 returns with a Bang...Boom...Pow!

Mar 08, 2017
The Mulatto's Tragedy

Kathleen Collins' use of the tragic mulatto trope subverts its racist origins and exposes the true tragedy of being other in America.

Underground Goes Lowcountry, Sets Season 2 Premiere Date

Bigger, Bolder, Badder! Hit WGN antebellum drama returns for round 2!

Dec 13, 2016
Season Finale Recap: "Hell Hath No Fury Like..."

Awakening, Falling Head First into Karma & the Bondwoman’s Vengeance

Aug 01, 2016
A Gritty Cocktail

Messy Axiology, Performing Freedom & the One Drop Rule

Aug 01, 2016
Shades of Ebony & Blood

Flesh, Fantasy & Devil’s Snare

Aug 01, 2016
"Oh Lord, Pray, Sinner, Come"

The Cultural Reverberations of WGN's Underground

Jul 30, 2016
Ain't I A Mother: Motherhood as Freedom in 'Underground'

I thought but for black women enslaved to have a child that you were responsible for that was really yours, that was really freedom. - Toni Morrison