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Barry Jenkins: I Want To Unpack The Generational Trauma of Slavery

The ‘Underground’ director tells Momentum how his Amazon Prime series tells a different slavery story.

Barry Jenkins on set in a cotton field for his new Amazon Prime series. Jenkins talks to Momentum exclusively. Image: Courtesy Amazon Prime.

Barry Jenkins’ 10-part adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Underground Railroad had me drinking wine, burning candles, chanting psalms, and asking for…




Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

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