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A Lesson in Slavery

Famous Slaves

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Famous Slaves

Nat Turner

An actor who played Nat Turner in a slavery film.
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Nat Turner was born into slavery in Virginia in 1800. He was always very smart and was one of the few slaves who had the chance to learn to read and write. He also got along well with his second, and last, master Joseph Travis.

Turner had always lived a religious life since childhood and felt that he was appointed by God to free all of the slaves from their owners.

Nat Turner and some friends killed numerous whites in a period of two days in 1831 in an act of rebellion to free the slaves. He was hung and skinned on November 11th.

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Harriet Tubman

Araminta Rose was also born into slavery in Maryland, and later changed her name to Harriet. She was one of the few women slaves to escape and was taken in by whites. She was a large part of the the development of the Underground Railroad (a freedom train for runaway slaves to the North). She was a vital guide and helper during the fight for free blacks and the civil War.

Harriet Tubman was never caught in her acts and used the rest of her life in dedication to women's and black's rights.

Published by Toni Crocilla