With Nate Parker‘s highly anticipated film “Birth Of A Nation” headed to theaters nation-wide this Friday, Jeff Johnson highlights the importance of the critically-acclaimed film’s central historic figure, Nat Turner. Turner lead a bloody slave rebellion on a plantation Virginia in 1831, recruiting slaves left and right until it spread to neighboring plantations.
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Often, the gravity of Nat Turner’s actions get lost, but he is truly one of black America’s first revolutionary heroes, and he planted seeds of rebellion and freedom for generations. Click on the audio player to hear more in this edition of ‘3 Things You Should Know’ on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”
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Celebrities Attend 'Birth Of A Nation' Premiere
1. Nas1 of 11
2. Loretta Devine2 of 11
3. Gabrielle Union Wade3 of 11
4. Derek Fisher and Gloria Govan4 of 11
5. Chadwick Boseman5 of 11
6. Aja Noami King6 of 11
7. Alfre Woodard7 of 11
8. Garcelle Beauvais8 of 11
9. Gloria Govan9 of 11
10. Jesse Williams10 of 11
11. Nate Parker11 of 11
Why Nat Turner Is A Pivotal Figure In American History [EXCLUSIVE AUDIO] was originally published on rickeysmileymorningshow.com