Jamie Says

An epic undertaking by Barry Jenkins and he delivers emotion, pain, and the highest quality look back.


The Underground Railroad is a fictional story of people attempting an escape from slavery in the southern United States in the 1800s utilizing a key plot element employing the literary style of magic realism. In reality, "The Underground Railroad" was a network of abolitionists, hidden routes, and safe houses that helped enslaved African-Americans escape to freedom in the early to mid-1800s. In the novel and the series, it is an actual railroad complete with engineers, conductors, tracks, and tunnels. Cora, an enslaved woman from Georgia, joins newcomer Caesar to ride the subterranean train to freedom.