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The ground-breaking scripted show, "Underground," has been canceled by the WGN Network. Underground is arguably one of the most important, historically accurate, and innovative dramas on television in recent years. Out of the many films, TV shows, and miniseries about the atrocity that was slavery, "Underground" is the FIRST to exclusively and deliberately celebrate The Underground Railroad. Additionally, enslaved African-Americans and the abolitionists who assisted in their escape from bondage are heralded as American Heroes, a title and celebration that those dynamic, courageous and revolutionary individuals, some whose names we know, and countless names we will never know, have never been justly awarded. It is imperative that we keep this show in production, because it showcases a large part of American History that is often muted, watered down, and sugar coated. "Underground" gives voice to those who paved the way to make our country what it is. These are the people who made America "great," and it would be a grave injustice to not keep programming of this quality and importance on the air. Please sign this petition to persuade Netflix, the leader in streaming media worldwide, to produce "Underground" and give it a new home, exposing these stories to an even larger audience, and keeping it alive, a future it surely deserves. 

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