City Lights: ‘Harriet’ Film; Author Karen Abbott; And More

Cynthia Erivo stars as Harriet Tubman in "Harriet," a Focus Features release.
Cynthia Erivo stars as Harriet Tubman in "Harriet," a Focus Features release.
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Monday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:17: Lois Reitzes talks with New York Times best-selling author Karen Abbott about her new book “The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, The Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder that Shocked Jazz-Age America.”
  • 15:16: Reitzes talks with director Kasi Lemmons about her new film “Harriet,” which follows Harriet Tubman’s journey from slave to Underground Railroad conductor to Union Army commander. “Harriet” is currently in theaters.
  • 37:09: Reitzes talks with Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal about the young adult novel they co-wrote, “I’m Not Dying With You Tonight.” The story examines race relations at a high school in Atlanta through two voices, one black and one white.