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‘Underground’ Lauded at NAACP’s 107th Annual Convention

BROADCASTING CABLE – Los Angeles, July 20, 2016 – WGN America’s Underground Railroad thriller “Underground,” called a “smash hit,” by the New York Times and “the most powerful show on TV,” by Ebony, was hailed at the 107th NAACP Annual Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio with a standing room only event at the National Underground Railroad Center’s Harriet Tubman Theater on Monday afternoon. “Underground” creators, writers and executive producers Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, and stars Aldis Hodge, Alano Miller and Amirah Vann, headlined a panel discussion punctuated by applause as they delivered impassioned remarks about the heroes of the Underground Railroad. NAACP President and CEO Cornell Brooks praised “Underground” for its timely message of hope, commenting that it “excites and ignites the imagination and the creativity of our young people…and we, as a country, need to draw upon our history that we might find the sole sustenance for the facing of this hour.”

 

During President Brooks’ reception attended by more than 1,000 NAACP delegates, the “Underground” stars, who co-hosted the evening, shared their thoughts on the series’ relevance to today. Aldis Hodge said, “We all want two things, growth and change…not only for our generation but for generations to come.” Alano Miller remarked, “We stand before you as a unified front because unity is power.” Amirah Vann added, “We are so proud to be a part of ‘Underground,’ because it depicts the same movement of courage.”

 

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center President Dr. Clarence Newsome, who participated in the panel with the cast and creative team, gave them an awe-inspiring tour of the Center that depicts the struggle, perseverance and history of the people portrayed in the critically acclaimed series set in the 1857 Antebellum South.

 

Prior to the panel and reception, on Sunday, the “Underground” stars hosted the NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) Awards ceremony where 1,000 of the nation’s best and brightest high school students turned finalists after competing against thousands of other students in the year-long achievement program.

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‘Underground’ Star Aldis Hodge Shares When ‘It Gets a Little Shaky’ on Set

THE WRAP“You’re just like, ‘All right, take me, Jesus. This is my time’”

 

While “Underground” has been criticized by some — including Snoop Dogg — for its depiction of slavery in America, series star Aldis Hodge says that the WGN America show is about much more than that.

 

“It’s an amazing show that is really about the foundation of America; the foundation of American superheroes, the foundation of what it takes to persevere and really find your strength and your potential,” Hodge told TheWrap.

 
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Gallery Update

Aldis has been busy promoting Underground at the various award show panels (for Emmys and SAG awards). I’ve also replaced the screencaps I had for “Die Hard with a Vengeance” with HQ screencaps from Blu-Ray.

 

 

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Gallery Update

Wow! That was some finale! It was exciting and so nice to see Rosalee and Noah have some time to themselves. I was sad that Noah didn’t make it but it was so great that he sacrificed himself and the women worked together to get Rosalee and Boo to freedom. Plus Ernestine finally had some justice for the murder of her son. But at the same time, both her anad Noah are in a bad place now. Hopefully Season 2 will show them continuing their attempts for freedom.

 

How great is it that the city of Memphis, TN had day to honor “Underground”. This show has really touched a lot of people.

 

 

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