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In The Birth of a Nation, Women Don’t Participate in Nat Turner’s Rebellion. History Tells Us Otherwise.

The Birth of a Nation, in theaters Friday, is the latest cultural reimagining of Nat Turner, leader of the infamous 1831 Southampton County, VA. slave rebellion. Directed, co-written, and starring Nate Parker (who is currently doing a poor job engaging with resurfaced rape allegations from his past), the film positions Turner as an action hero of sorts, as Nat inspires a small army of men to rise up against their oppressors, culminating in a bloody battle against a white militia.
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