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Betty DeRamus on ‘Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad’

Forbidden FruitFebruary 14, 2014 – Segment 2

As part of our Valentine’s Day special, I talk to award-winning journalist Betty DeRamus about her fascinating book, Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad. The book tells the largely untold tales of ordinary men and women who faced mobs, bloodhounds, bounty hunters, and bullets to be together — and defy a system that categorized blacks not only as servants, but as property.

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