Underground Railroad

Why a slave who’d escaped to Canada kept in touch with her mistress

Cecelia Jane Reynolds corresponded with her former owner. Was it real friendship, or a desire to free her family?

Colson Whitehead on reimagining America’s history of racism

‘I am not sure the issue of race in America will ever be completely solved,’ says Colson Whitehead, author of ‘The Underground Railroad’


Alvin B. Aberdeen Duncan 1913-2009

His ancestors escaped slavery on the Underground Railroad, and he dedicated himself to black history