Nat Turner

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  • Nat Turner was born in Southampton Virginia on Benjamin Turner's Plantation in 1800.
  • Turner was allowed to be taught how to read, write and be religious. He was religious and spent much time reading the bible, praying and fasting.
  • Since he was very religious, he believed that god chose him to free the slaves.
  • In August 21, 1831 Turner and his supporters began a revolt and tried to get to the county seat of Jerusalem to take over the armory.
  • He failed and fled into the forest and many slaves were killed by angry white mobs later.
  • Turner was caught and was later hanged. He became famous or infamous because he stood up to white oppression, lead one of the bloodiest slave revolts, led the only effective, sustained slave rebellion, and his actions helped prohibit the education, movement, and assembly of slaves
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