Nat Turner-Peyton Slates
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"It is evil to keep these people in bondage, yet they cannot be freed. They must be educated!"
“That I chose Independence Day as the moment to strike was of course a piece of deliberate irony.”
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Nat Turner was born into slavery. He was instructed about reading, writing, and religion. He grew up to be a preacher, and lead a violent slave rebellion.
Nat Turner was the leader of a violent slave rebellion. He preached to the slaves and explained to them that what the slave owners were doing was wrong. This pressured the slaves to follow Turner. Even though his actions weren't affective at the time, they were in the future.
Turner's actions added fuel to the abolitionist movement in the north. Some people thought his violence was good for a social change. He was viewed as many things; a hero, a villain, and even a religious fanatic.
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