The story of Nat Turner
in "The Birth of a Nation" is heroic and Parker's performance is very good, as are those of the women, especially Union and King.
Though widely celebrated in the mainstream press, The Confessions of Nat Turner
outraged many of the most respected black critics of the day.
The most famous American slave insurrection, and the costliest in white lives, was the Virginia rebellion led by Nat Turner
Lo mismo puede decirse de Nat Turner
, cuya rebelion ha sido estudiada repetidamente con nuevas interpretaciones a medida que avanzan los estudios afroamericanos.
Why is not the author able to 'imagine' that Nat Turner
Criticism of The Confessions of Nat Turner
was, as Styron suggests, often turned into an attack on the possibility that he, or any white writer, could create a just and insightful slave narrative.
Sieving closely researches such rarely discussed films as Ossie Davis's Gone are the Days (1963), Shirley Clarke's The Cool World (1964), the unproduced "The Confessions of Nat Turner
," Jules Dassin's Uptight (1968), and the integrationist comedy, The Landlord (1970).
Unlike many of his contemporaries, the author of Sophie's Choice and The Confessions of Nat Turner
did not save carbon copies of his correspondence for posterity, and that made tracking down Styron's casually cast-off longhand missives an exceptionally daunting task.
Therefore I will examine Nat Turner
and the revolt by employing Thomas R.
Baker reflects the controversial history of Nat Turner
by suspending multiple versions of the historical figure within his graphic narrative.
They include Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, the Apollo Theater, Louis Armstrong, Arthur Ashe, Halle Berry, Bill Cosby, George Washington Carver, Angela Davis, Frederick Douglass, Louis Farrakhan, the Harlem Globetrotters, Zora Neale Hurston, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Spike Lee, Hattie McDaniel, Motown Records, Barack Obama, Rosa Parks, Richard Pryor, Spelman College, Nat Turner
, and Oprah Winfrey.
He also examines relations between African-American men in William Styron's The Confessions of Nat Turner
and in Arna Bontemps's Black Thunder.