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On this episode of Represent, producer Veralyn Williams steps into the interviewer’s chair and talks to the stars of WGN America’s Underground, Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Amirah Vann.* And in a new segment, Recognize, Slate Managing Producer June Thomas makes the case for Carly Hughes’ character from American Housewife as more than just another shallow lesbian sidekick.
- The shows June Thomas fell in love with last year, including American Housewife
- The book that was Jurnee Smollett-Bell‘s Bible while filming Underground: Bullwhip Days: The Slaves Remember
- More information on the Gullah/Geechee Nation
- Lucy Pearl, the 1999 group that Underground co-composer Raphael Saadiq belonged to
- John Legend’s original song for Season 2, “In America”
- Aisha’s podcast picks for screening politics in Hollywood
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Correction, March 17, 2017: Due to an editing error, this page originally misstated the name of the network that airs Underground. It is WGN America, not WGN. (Return.)