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92NY Talks

For nearly 150 years The 92nd Street Y, New York has harnessed the power of arts and ideas to enrich, enlighten and change lives. This weekly podcast series features many of the fascinating people and conversations from our stage, both recent as well as treasures from the past.

Jun 11, 2021

Reel Pieces moderator Annette Insdorf interviews Academy Award®-winner Barry Jenkins about his acclaimed new series, The Underground Railroad. Based on Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, the ten episodes — currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video — trace the journey of Cora Randall, a slave who escapes a Georgia plantation and struggles for freedom in the antebellum South. The conversation was streamed live as part of the 92nd Street Y's online talks series on June 7, 2021.