Nat Turner Slave Revolt 1831 | ... Black History: August 21, 1831 “Nat Turner Led A Slave Rebellion

Today in Black History: August 21, 1831 “Nat Turner Led A Slave Rebellion”

Nat Turner Slave Revolt 1831 | ... Black History: August 21, 1831 “Nat Turner Led A Slave Rebellion

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Directed by Nate Parker.  With Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Junior, Colman Domingo. Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.

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Directed by Nate Parker. With Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Junior, Colman Domingo. Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, orchestrates an uprising.

Nat Turner: Abolitionist, slave of the south. Led a rebellion in the slave state of Virginia that ultimately led to harsher laws against slaves trying to flee to the North. This image shows Nat Turner dressed in a fine suit.

Nat Turner: Abolitionist, slave of the south. Led a rebellion in the slave state of Virginia that ultimately led to harsher laws against slaves trying to flee to the North. This image shows Nat Turner dressed in a fine suit.

As Confissoes de Nat Turner

As Confissões de Nat Turner

As Confissoes de Nat Turner

A pair of former Slaves, photographed after their escape.   (Corbis)

Nat Turner’s Insurrection

October 2, 1800 On this date, Nat Turner was born a slave on a plantation in Southampton County, Virginia. He was a leader of a black slave revolt. Turner was a popular religious leader among his fellow slaves and became convinced that he had been chosen by God to lead his people to freedom. On August 21, 1831, he and five other slaves killed their master and his family and, joined by about 60 to 80 blacks from neighboring plantations, started a general revolt.

October 2, 1800 On this date, Nat Turner was born a slave on a plantation in Southampton County, Virginia. He was a leader of a black slave revolt. Turner was a popular religious leader among his fellow slaves and became convinced that he had been chosen by God to lead his people to freedom. On August 21, 1831, he and five other slaves killed their master and his family and, joined by about 60 to 80 blacks from neighboring plantations, started a general revolt.

Nat Turner (1800 –1831) was an African-American slave who led a slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831 that resulted in 60 white deaths. White militias and troops suppressed the uprising. Mobs attacked blacks in the area killing an estimated total of 100-200, many not involved with the revolt. The state arrested and executed 57 blacks accused of being part the rebellion. Turner was captured, quickly tried, convicted, sentenced to death, and hanged.

Nat Turner (1800 –1831) was an African-American slave who led a slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831 that resulted in 60 white deaths. White militias and troops suppressed the uprising. Mobs attacked blacks in the area killing an estimated total of 100-200, many not involved with the revolt. The state arrested and executed 57 blacks accused of being part the rebellion. Turner was captured, quickly tried, convicted, sentenced to death, and hanged.

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