Showrunner Misha Green and producer John Legend delivered the daunting WGN series Underground, a bold and refreshing depiction of American slavery. The show followed the Macon 7, a determined group of slaves who orchestrate a plan of escape. The show embodied the white cruelty of racism; but, instead of displaying our black and brown protagonists as mere victims, they were shown as full humans. With victories and failures alike. In this political climate, the show was a beacon of hope. A rallying cry for all to rise and continue battling the architects of oppression at every turn.