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Nat Turner had a dark light in his eye. He told them their mission. He said he knew what an awful thing it was, but they had to do it. To everything there was a season, even a season to kill... ('Up Jumps the Devil,' novel, Michael Poore, Ecco / HarperCollins, www.mikepoorehome.net )

Image: Courtesy of National Museum of African American History and Culture Nat Turner's Bible, 1830s

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This film about Nat Turner’s slave rebellion is an ambitious attempt to corral the contradictions of history within the conventions of popular narrative.

The Literary Battle for Nat Turner’s Legacy

Half a century later, Turner is the subject of Nate Parker’s new film, The Birth of a Nation, and the literary battle Styron ignited is still raging.

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Nate Parker's Powerful Nat Turner Film 'The Birth of a Nation' Is Heading to Sundance. I can't believe this part of our history will make it to film. I hope they will do it justice. Say what you want about Nat Turner, but all the marches, peace rallies, and conversations get pretty old when you see your people getting killed left and right. Sometime true freedom must resort to blood shed.

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Jane Pittman..Black History Month..Marcus Garvey,George Washington Carver, Nate Turner....

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Southampton Insurrection led by Nat Turner, resulted in even tighter restrictions on slaves in the antebellum era.

The Birth of A Nation – The Nat Turner Movie A first look at images from Nate Parker’s long awaited ‘The Birth of a Nation” have arrived. Nat Parker wrote, directed and is staring in the pivotal role. The official synopsis reads: Set against the antebellum South, this story follows Nat Turner, a literate slave preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. After witnessing countless atrocities against fellow.....

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