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August 18, 2010

Nat Turner

Evaluates the authenticity of the earliest source, "The Confessions of Nat Turner", assembled by a white Virginia lawyer from jailhouse interviews. It then follows the controvery over the Nat Turner story played out through history. Alvin Poussaint and Ossie Davis recall how Nat Turner became a hero in the Black community. Religious scholar Vincent Harding and legal scholar Martha Minow reflect on America's attitudes toward terrorism. One of the most bitter race battles of the 1960s is reexamined, when William Styron published his novel, The Confessions of Nat Turner.

A fantastic documentary about the early 19th century slaves in the United States and one man's revolt. Hero or villian it is up to you to decide. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 48853-D

Posted by mcmike at August 18, 2010 11:08 AM

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