Making The Dream Of A King Essay

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Making the Dream of a “King” Ameliorate Life: Nat Turner

Nat Turner was born into slavery. Nat Turner, according to www.biblography.com) was born on October 2nd,1800. He was born in Southampton County, Virginia. Kyle Baker wrote a graphic novel called Nat Turner. According to (http://www.merriam-webster.com) a graphic novel is “a fictional story presented in comic-strip format and published as a book.” He was born on the Virginia plantation of Benjamin Turner. Benjamin Turner allowed him to be instructed in reading, writing, and religion. When Nat Turner was only ten he taught himself how to read and write with the help of the master’s son. Nat Turner’s father ran away when he was just eight or nine years old. Nat Turner was sold three times during his childhood. Nat Turners real name was Nathanial Turner. Nat Turner was a black slave who led the only effective, sustained slave rebellion. (www.history.com). Nat Turner was the leader of a violent slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia in 1831. Nat Turner was a hero in my eyes because he didn’t allow the circumstance of his birth to predict his success, he overcame his fears and acted because of the spirts of God, he forced the world (specifically America) to look, talk, and act on why the lives of blacks mattered. In 1825 Nat Turner realized that he had a vision. He became a preacher who claimed to be chosen by God to lead slaves from bondage. He was unhappy with black and white spirts. Turner was unpleased…
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