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Today in Black History: August 21, 1831 “Nat Turner Led A Slave Rebellion”

Nat Turner Slave Revolt 1831 | ... Black History: August 21, 1831 “Nat Turner Led A Slave Rebellion

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Nat Turner (1800 –1831) was an African-American slave who led a slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831 that resulted in 60 white deaths. White militias and troops suppressed the uprising. Mobs attacked blacks in the area killing an estimated total of 100-200, many not involved with the revolt. The state arrested and executed 57 blacks accused of being part the rebellion. Turner was captured, quickly tried, convicted, sentenced to death, and hanged.

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15 Black Uprisings Against European and Arab Oppression They Won't Teach in Schools - Atlanta Black Star

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Nathaniel "Nat" Turner (October 2, 1800 – November 11, 1831) was an American slave who led a slave rebellion in Virginia on August 21, 1831 that resulted in 60 white deaths and at least 100 black deaths, the largest number of fatalities to occur in one uprising prior to the American Civil War in the southern United States.

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from Entertainment Weekly's EW.com

New 'Birth of a Nation' trailer: Nat Turner rises up

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Early American history of the greatest slave rebellion! Denmark Vesey: The Buried Story of America's Largest Slave Rebellion and the Man Who Led It by David Robertson http://www.amazon.com/dp/0679762183/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_J748vb0759TZK

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