Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter John Legend played a different tune in 2016 when he served as executive producer of WGN’s drama series Underground, which in its two season-run chronicled the harrowing escape of slaves along the 19 century’s Underground Railroad.
In this 2017 interview, Legend discusses Underground's significance and relevance to today’s social movements.
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