Author Colson Whitehead will deliver Lehigh University's annual MLK Lecture for 2018. His most recent work, The Underground Railroad, was the 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Fiction, recipient of the National Book Award and the Carnegie Medal for Fiction, as well as being named Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsday, Esquire and many others. The novel is an alternate history focusing on Cora, a young slave who escapes a plantation in Georgia by using the Underground Railroad, which in this telling is an actual subway system. Whitehead's lecture, titled "Revisiting the Underground Railroad," will be held on Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 7:30 PM in Baker Hall; the talk is free and open to the public. Lehigh's MLK Committee, Council for Equity and Community (CEC) and the Friends of the Lehigh University Library will host several book discussions through February in preparation for the lecture.
Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017