Hey, I'm Riddick Turner and I'm going to tell you the story of how my father's, Nat Turner, rebellion helped cause the Civil War
Nat Turner's Rebellion
Stop Right There!!!
It was a violent slave uprising that started on his own plantation and murdered his owner and his family.
The next 24 hours Turner and the other six slaves moved throughout the county to eleven different plantations, killing 55 people.
I demand Stricter Laws!
Then they moved to the town of Jerusalem but before they made it they were stopped by heavily armed white militia. The militia captured and killed the men who participated in the rebellion beside Turner.
When Turner was captured, he was tried, convicted, and then hanged and his body was skinned.
Turner's Rebellion ended in stricter laws, and a southern fear that slaves would rise against whites. Slave were OUTRAGED.