Public Lecture: Colson Whitehead: The Underground Railroad

Posted by Rutgers University on August 27, 2018

Mark your calendar for a public lecture with Colson Whitehead, author of the award-winning book The Underground Railroad at Rutgers University-Camden.

Wednesday, September 26 at 7 p.m.
Walter K. Gordon Theater on the Rutgers–Camden campus

Following the story of Cora and Caesar, The Underground Railroad explores the saga of our nation, from the brutal abduction of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman’s will to escape the horrors of bondage and a powerful meditation on the history we all share.

This lecture is part of the Rutgers Reads program for incoming Rutgers University–Camden students enrolled in a writing program course. Beyond choosing The Underground Railroad as required summer reading, the program seeks to expand the impact of a common book by linking it to wider cultural conversations across campus and beyond.

Free Public Lecture
This public lecture is free, but a ticket is required. Reserve your tickets by registering online. You then will be sent instructions on ways to pick up your ticket. Please note there are a limited number of tickets available. Once the limit is reached, guests will be put on a waiting list. Questions? Send us an email at

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This event is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor, the Office of New Student Programs, and the Department of English and Communications.

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