This Day In History:On November 11th, 1831 Nat Turner leader of the slave revolt was hanged after leading a violent slave rebellion in Virginia. He led the uprising on August 21st 1831, and successfully hid in the woods for six weeks. Turner believed he was chosen by God to relieve slaves from bondage. With a group of about 40 to 50 slaves, it's estimated around 55 white men women and children were killed during Turner's rebellion. Click to read more
Nat Turner: Abolitionist, slave of the south. Led a rebellion in the slave state of Virginia that ultimately led to harsher laws against slaves trying to flee to the North. This image shows Nat Turner dressed in a fine suit.
After his capture and arrest on October 30, 1831, Nat Turner was imprisoned in the Southampton County Jail, where he was interviewed by Thomas R. Gray, a Southern physician. Out of that interview came his “Confession.” Convinced that “the great day of judgement was at hand,” and that he “should comm...After his capture and arrest on October 30, 1831, Nat Turner was imprisoned in the Southampton County Jail, where he was interviewed by Thomas R. Gray, a Southern physician. Out of that…
Nat Turner (1800 –1831) was an African-American slave who led a slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831 that resulted in 60 white deaths. White militias and troops suppressed the uprising. Mobs attacked blacks in the area killing an estimated total of 100-200, many not involved with the revolt. The state arrested and executed 57 blacks accused of being part the rebellion. Turner was captured, quickly tried, convicted, sentenced to death, and hanged.
Nathaniel "Nat" Turner (October 2, 1800 – November 11, 1831) was an American slave who led a slave rebellion in Virginia on August 21, 1831 that resulted in 60 white deaths and at least 100 black deaths, the largest number of fatalities to occur in one uprising prior to the American Civil War in the southern United States.