The Underground Railroad and the Power of Humor

Underground Railroad


The Questioning Conversations video series will present the newest topics in Underground Railroad history through vibrant conversations in a multidisciplinary setting. This video features the scholar Derrick R. Spires from Cornell University and the nationally known comedian Josh Johnson. They explore little known facts about the uses of humor in the writing and publications of freedom seekers and abolitionists.


37 minutes, 53 seconds

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