underground railroad

February 15, 2014
Forbidden Fruit

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

February 14, 2014 - Segment - 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.