The American River Current

ARC professor gives insight into “Underground Railroad”

American River College history professor Rudy Pearson reads a passage from Colson Whitehead’s novel “Underground Railroad” during a College Hour on March 23, 2017. The novel details a slave girl’s life and escape from a Georgia plantation. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Jared Smith

March 29, 2017

A reading of the New York Times bestselling book, “Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead was held for college hour on March 23. American River College history professor Rudy Pearson lead the lecture, who discussed and analyzed the book for its historical value. The college hour was hosted by ...

Review: ‘Flight’ paints a vivid image of slave narratives for the stage

Right, Oh Beah (played by Carla Fleming) attempts to calm down Nate (played by Joshuah Johnson) in the Sacramento State theater department production of

Joseph Daniels

October 26, 2015

The Sacramento State University theater department’s production of “Flight” by Charlayne Woodward uses the traumatic event of a woman being sold into slavery as its driving force to tell separate, individual slave narratives that take place in a forest that is so life-like that it becomes easy ...

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