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Underground Railroad

John Bazemore / Associated Press

As "Underground" starts its second season, it remains firmly rooted in history — but it also very much reflects on present-day American issues.

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One of the show's stars, Aldis Hodge, says the political commentary is unintentional by "Underground" co-creator Misha Green, who was highly critical of President Donald Trump during his candidacy, calling him "a racist and sexiest."

Harriet Tubman grave site
Mike Groll / Associated Press

Harriet Tubman's upcoming debut on the $20 bill is just half the good news in the upstate New York town where the Underground Railroad conductor settled down and grew old.

A long-sought national historical park here honoring Tubman could be officially established as early as this summer. The move would give a boost to preservation efforts at her old home and church just as the former slave is poised to replace President Andrew Jackson as the face of the $20 bill.

Marietta Square
City of Marietta, GA / flickr.com/mariettaga

According to legend, there’s a tunnel located underneath the city of Marietta’s town square.

As the city looks at redeveloping property near the square, residents wonder whether the tunnels really exist.