Background of Nat Turner: "The Birth of A Nation" told the story of a slave named Nathaniel Turner. He was a born slave from Southampton County, Virginia. As a young child he learned how to read and write. What he learned most was how to read the Bible. When he became an adult he became a preacher and preached to his fellow slaves. Because of this, they looked at him as a Prophet.
Due to how he and his fellow slaves (including his family) were being treated, he planned a rebellion that made a mark in history. The rebellion included him and sixty five other men gathered together to fight against their master's because of brutal treatment and to become free. Nat and the other men gathered weapons, went to different plantations and murdered their masters including their families. Along with these murders they set other slaves free. Because of the rebellion, about 200 African Americans who had nothing to do with it, were murdered without a valid reason.
The men who accompanied Nat in the rebellion, were murdered, sold to other states or acquitted. As for Nat Turner , he was put on trial and hung to death. For his resistant act he is labeled today as a hero.
Movie Review: The movie was very good and Nate Parker (guy in the picture) who played Nat Turner really got into character to give us who Nat Turner was. A lot of these scenes were very emotional because you were taught (if you did not know) about how blacks were truly treated as slaves. Being a slave was not just about being held captive. Being a slave, you had to stick by your family, you had to protect yourself and and your family and fight for your life every day. This movie is a must see and you will get a better understanding as to why blacks we should defend and be there for our people. Lastly, remember why Black Lives Matter ✊🏾
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