Even in this “golden age of Black television,” WGN America’s Underground, a series about slavery, is an unlikely hit. A series about slavery is one thing, but one about resisting slavery is quite another.

Steven Rhodes, an emergency manager, shared that if lawmakers don’t pass legislation to help tackle the school district’s debt in the near future, they won’t be able to make payroll.

WGN America’s new Underground Railroad drama will screen at the White House on Monday evening, continuing a monthlong celebration of Black History.