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Who is Nat Turner in the Malcolm x book?  

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lili8 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 1, 2013 at 10:33 AM via web

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Who is Nat Turner in the Malcolm x book?

 

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 1, 2013 at 3:16 PM (Answer #1)

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The reference to Nat Turner is a historical one.  Before the Civil War, Nat Turner led a slave rebellion in 1831.  He was a slave and a preacher in Virginia and believed that he had visions sent from God.  Ultimately one of these visions convinces Nat to lead a slave rebellion in which he and his followers killed over sixty white men, women, and children.  The rebellion was quickly crushed, and although Nat Turner evaded capture, he was eventually caught, publically hung, and skinned as a warning to other would-be rebels. 

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