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Celebrating the Legacy: 9 Amazing Facts About Nat Turner’s Rebellion

 Nat Turner’s Rebellion

 

Background

In the 19th century, Southern slave owners developed the “peculiar institution” of slavery as a benevolent system. They believed that the system was well-intentioned in teaching enslaved men and women how to be civilized. The idea of rebellion was farfetched because the slave owners believed that their enslaved Black men and women were happy. Nat Turner’s rebellion was a wakeup call.

The Number of Slaves You Owned Equaled Your Status  

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The planter class was made up of plantation owners and farmers who enslaved Black men and women. Slavery served as a means of “racial control.” It was believed that Blacks could not revolt because they were too busy serving their masters. The state of Virginia allowed schools and churches for enslaved men and women, but at the same time enforced the status quo with the military guard.

Influences for the Rebellion

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In the 1790s, enslaved Africans rebelled in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, killing 60,000 people. In the U.S., Southerners began to realize that their own enslaved Black men and women might rise against them.

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Revolts in Latin America caused worries. The 1816 Barbados rebellion destroyed a fourth of the sugar cane crop there. The 1823 revolt in Demerara, Guyana, involved about 10,000 Black men and women. The large number of enslaved Africans involved in these revolts caused Southerners in the United States to be alarmed, even though many of these uprisings failed.

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8 thoughts on “Celebrating the Legacy: 9 Amazing Facts About Nat Turner’s Rebellion

  1. Anonymous says:

    His spirit still lives

  2. Sundiata Keita says:

    Atlanta Blackstar is on that agent sh*t again. THAT BOOK IS FICTION! the author was an agent and made up all this crazy sh*t about Nat turner being gay and raping white women. the author William Styron is a known faggot and used to f&ck James Baldwin.
    GET YOUR F*CKIN SH*T TOGETHER ATLANTABLACKSTAR

  3. That's my 2x great cousin on my 2 x great grandfather

  4. Aaron Grey says:

    Wait! Wait! Wait! Did I just miss something?

  5. Jamal Tarik says:

    Incredible and I am sure THATS not standard practice

  6. The second last fact is just the worst… #smh

  7. John David says:

    without a genuine reconciliation and restitution human peaceful coexistence will remain only but a myth. these are a people who were taken out of their natural order and completely displaced beyond trace of origination because every record or rennainsance has been carefully distroyed….

  8. Jarrod Sims says:

    i think one is in the works . Spike

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