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Movie: The Birth of a Nation
With rumors of insurrection in the air, a cleric convinces Samuel that Nat (Nate Parker) should sermonize to other slaves, thereby quelling any notions of an uprising. As Nat witnesses the horrific treatment of his fellow man, he realizes that he can no longer just stand by and preach. On Aug. 21, 1831, Turner's quest for justice and freedom leads to a violent and historic rebellion in Southampton County. [more inside]