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Yes, Nat Turner had a wife. 'Birth of a Nation's Aja Naomi King on the challenge of telling her story

While researching her role as Nat Turner’s wife in the new film “The Birth of a Nation,” actress Aja Naomi King found a small but crucial sentence in an 1831 Richmond, Va., newspaper clipping. “I have in my possession some papers given up by his wife under the lash,” the newspaper reporter wrote....
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