Nat Turner

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Nathaniel Turner
BirthplaceSouthampton County, Virginia
Known for Nat Turner's slave rebellion

Turner, Nat


Born Oct. 2, 1800, in Southampton County, Va.; died Nov. 11, 1831, in Jerusalem (present-day Courtland), Va. Leader of a Negro slave rebellion in the USA.

Turner, a slave all his life, learned to read and write and later became a preacher. A deeply religious man, he believed he was responsible for carrying out the will of god. In 1831 he organized and led a slave revolt (seeNAT TURNER REBELLION OF 1831). The rebellion was defeated, and Turner went into hiding; however, he was arrested on October 30 and later hanged. While in prison, Turner dictated the story of his life to a journalist.


Aptheker, H. Nat Turner’s Slave Rebellion. New York, 1966.
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