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Nate Parker Failed the Women of Birth of a Nation

Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation, a retelling of Nat Turner’s 1831 slave insurrection, has approximately five women in speaking roles: Turner's wife, Cherry; his mother, Nancy; his grandmother, Bridget; his master’s wife, Elizabeth Turner; and the master’s daughter, Catherine. Behind them is another woman, Esther, who's at the center ... More »
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