Nat Turner's Rebellion in 1831

Episode 1
27m | Dec 24, 2020

This episode is about Nat Turner and his insurrection. Turner's rebellion was his way of fighting for freedom and equality for black slaves. He fought for liberty not only for himself, but for others as well. This episode I am discussing the reasons behind Nat Turner's rebellion, during his rebellion, and the after effects it had on slavery.

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