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BC: Works Consulted Egerton, Douglas. “Nat Turner.” World Book. World Book. Web. 28 Jan. 2010. . Farmer, Robin. “Nat Turner.” Sirs Discover. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Feb. 2010. . Neshama, Rivvy. Nat Turner and the Virginia Slave Revolt. Chanhassen, Minnasota: Child’s World, 2000. Print.

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1: Nat Turner: African American Slave 5th Grade: Mrs. Lawrence By Michael Feeley April 6, 2010

2: Nat Turner changed the world by telling slaves they didn't have to accept being slaves.If you want to know more read on. | Nat was born October 2, 1800. He was born a slave in Southampton County, Virginia. He had a hard childhood. In addition to being a slave, | his father ran away when he was only 9. The only plus side of his childhood is his owner taught him to read and write, and his mother taught him to believe he would one day be free.

3: Despite being a slave, Nat was very religious. Whenever he could, he was reading from the Bible or preaching to other slaves. | When Nat’s owner hired an overseer who was very cruel, it only made the slaves even more angry.

4: Then Nat decided to make a move. He and five men came to their owner’s house and killed the family. Soon, more and more slaves joined him – all together about 70. They ended up killing 55 white people. Finally, Turner and his men were stopped in the countryside of Southampton County, Virginia, by militia. They all ran away and some were captured.

5: Nat had enraged the whites and they started killing innocent slaves. After six weeks, Nat was captured by a man named Ben. He was hanged on Nov. 11, 1831. He will be remembered for leading the bloodiest rebellion in slave history. I chose this person because I thought it was interesting that a slave would not be afraid to fight his owners and that he was a hero even though he killed people. I think people could learn that sometimes you have to stand up for what you believe in even if it’s dangerous or unpopular.

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