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  1. Nat Turner. Nathanial “Nat” Turner (1800-1831) was an enslaved man who led a rebellion of enslaved people on August 21, 1831. His action set off a massacre of up to 200 Black people and a new ...

  2. Nat Turner was an enslaved person who became a preacher and made history as the leader of one of the bloodiest enslaved revolts in America on August 21, 1831. Following the insurrection, Turner ...

  3. Nat Turner (1800-1831) Nathaniel “Nat” Turner was born in Southampton County, Virginia on October 2, 1800, the son of slaves owned by Benjamin Turner, a prosperous farmer. Taught to read by the son of his owner, Turner studied Christianity which he interpreted as condemning slavery.

  4. Nat Turner is widely regarded as one of the most complex figures in American history and American literature. October marks the anniversary both of his birth and of his arrest as the leader of one of the United States' most famous slave rebellions. Nat Turner was born October 2, 1800 on a plantation in Southampton County, Virginia.

  5. Nat Turner, Black American slave who led the only effective, sustained slave rebellion (August 1831) in U.S. history. His action set off a new wave of oppressive legislation prohibiting the education, movement, and assembly of slaves and stiffened proslavery convictions that persisted in the South until the Civil War.

  6. Nat Turner's Rebellion (also known as the Southampton Insurrection) was a rebellion of enslaved Virginians that took place in Southampton County, Virginia, in August 1831, led by Nat Turner. The rebels killed between 55 and 65 people, at least 51 of whom were White. The rebellion was put down within a few days, but Turner survived in hiding for ...

  7. Nat Turner’s Rebellion was an intensely violent episode that broke out in August 1831 when enslaved people in southeastern Virginia rose up against white residents of the area. During a two-day rampage, more than 50 whites were killed, mostly by being stabbed or hacked to death.

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