Illinois Ties To ‘Lovecraft Country’

 

The new HBO horror drama series Lovecraft Country sets Black protagonists in 1950’s and 60’s America, as they confront monsters, both the imaginary kind, but also the very real racist kind. The show is set in part in Chicago, Elburn and LaSalle, Illinois. And from the very first episode, titled “Sundown,” the series takes on the very real horrors of racism in Jim Crow America. 

The 21st was joined by a culture staff writer from Vox and a contributing journalist for POPSUGAR to talk more about the series. 

Guests:

Aja Romano, staff writer for Vox covering culture. "A guide to Lovecraft Country’s many pop culture tropes and references"

Kennedy Hill, freelance journalist and contributor to POPSUGAR.  "How Lovecraft Country Challenges H.P. Lovecraft's Racist Legacy."

Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

 

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