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Understanding the Gospel of Nat Turner

The leader of the deadly slave revolt had a deep Christian faith that propelled his rebellious actions
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Theater Review: God’s Will and God’s Warning, in Nat Turner in Jerusalem

Entertainment / Pop Culture : Vulture

Narratives don’t get much more contested than that of Nat Turner, the leader of the infamous slave revolt in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831. To begin with, our knowledge of the events is largely based on Turner’s “confessions...

In Nat Turner: Following Faith Great Actors Get an Awful Script About an Infamous Double Bloodbath

Lifestyle / Fashion : The Style Council

I first read about Nat Turner in my grade school history book. I learned he’d been a slave who had lead a revolt, and that he’d been hanged. The textbook explained that Turner had written a famous screed, Confessions of Nat Turner, ...

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Editor's Note: Nate Parker has been of two minds about the historical grounding of his film, The Birth Of A Nation, which tells a story based on the Nat Turner slave revolt of 1831. As recently as last Sunday, Parker reminded Anders...

The Evolution of Nate Parker’s Awful Birth of a Nation Press Tour

Pop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Nate Parker has made a series of demonstrably foolish public statements in the months leading up to the release of The Birth of A Nation, a film that postures itself as a revolutionary story about Nat Turner’s Virginia slave revolt....

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

Entertainment / Pop Culture : Slate: Brow Beat

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...


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