Monday, February 17, 2014

Nat Turner Hero or Villain

Nat Turner|Nat Turner's Rebellion|Slaves In America

Nat, remembered today as "Nat Turner", (October 2, 1800 – November 11, 1831) was an American slave whose failed slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, was the most remarkable instance of black resistance to enslavement in the antebellum southern United States.

His methodical slaughter of white civilians during the uprising made him a controversial figure, but he is still considered by many to be a heroic figure of black resistance to oppression. Though he became known as Nat Turner in the aftermath of the uprising, his actual given name was simply Nat.  

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