Nat Turner

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Noun1.Nat Turner - United States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia; he was captured and executed (1800-1831)
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Nat Turner, even though seen several times by blacks, managed to evade capture for another two weeks: "During the time I was pursued, I had many hair breadth escapes." After he left the Travis place, Turner hid in hay stacks on the farm of Nathaniel Francis, until Francis discovered him on October 28th, and narrowly missed wounding him when his pistol-shot went through Turner's hat.
My Davis great-grandfather was born in the county where Nat Turner lived and was an adolescent at the time of the revolt.
The Rebellious Slave: Nat Turner in American Memory.
(NB: There is an odd erratum on page 36 where Nat Turner's rebellion is dated 1859 instead of 1831.) Patricia Moore, Libn., Brookline, MA
This issue also contains a classroom play about Nat Turner's slave rebellion, an article about teen spending habits, a GeoSkills lesson on map projections, and our Hometown America contest, which features a winning entry from last year's contest as a guide.
The second story, evoking Nat Turner in its title, "Confession," describes the actions of those who participated in the 1739 Stono Rebellion.
Hence the Bob Marley Executive Suite, the Nat Turner Suite and the King Zumbi Suite.
DUBOIS and Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable and RICHARD ALLEN and Absalom Jones and JAMES VARICK and Prince Hall and MICHAEL MANLEY and Thurgood Marshall and JULIUS NYERERE and Colin Powell and ASA PHILIP RANDOLPH and Paul Robeson and NAT TURNER and Harold Washington and WALTER WHITE and Carter Woodson and SHAKA ZULU and Louis Farrakhan and the BILLION-BROTHER MARCH from 1000 to 2000.
Stephens's parents were free African Americans who fled to Philadelphia from Northampton County on the eastern shore of Virginia in the wake of Nat Turner's rebellion and the persecutions of black Virginians that were its immediate sequel.
Styron's fourth novel, Confessions of Nat Turner, The (1967), is a tour de force of complex psychological presentation and a vivid evocation of slavery in the United States.
Washington, Frederick Douglass, Nat Turner, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, Father Divine; musical personalities--Ray Charles, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, dozens and dozens of references.