Nat Turner

Nat Turner

Nat(Nathanial) Turner was an enslaved African American who led a rebellion of slaves and blacks back in the early 1800’s. Nat Turner was born on 0ctober 2, 1800 in Southampton County, Virginia he was born into slavery. As a child, he was bought and sold as a slave, sold three times and hired out to John Travis. He became a preacher at a young age. Turner thought to have some special talent because he could describe and tell things that happened before he was even brought into the world. He was told by his mother and grandmother that he “was intended for some great purpose. Turner was a big believer of things today’s kids would consider insane or crazy. Turner worked on ...

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down yoke he had borne for the sins of men, and that I should take it on and fight against the Serpent.”. In other words, this massage told him that he should fight for what he thinks is right and do what he can the best way he can. He later received a message from God to fight but that message meant more he felt it meant to arise and kill all those enemies that have their weapons to kill him. Tuner on February 1831 took a solar eclipse as a signal that the time to rise and do what he needs to had come. He found many other slaves to join him in the rebellion, so he wouldn’t be alone during his rebellion.

On August 21, 1831, Turner and his fellow supporters began their battle against white slave owners with killing one of Turners slave owners. His support group rose more and more till he reached around fifty slaves. As he continued his violent killing spree through his country, he could gather items from those who have died to help him kill more people. Turner originally ...

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Added: 4/30/2017 11:50:13 PM
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