The Birth of a Nation and the Legacy of Nat Turner’s Rebellion

“Perhaps most importantly, we desperately need stories about rebellion to remind us that moral appeals and reform movements were not enough to end slavery. Slavery was an economic, political, and social institution with deep, powerful roots, and those who benefited from it were not going to let it go without a fight. Ultimately, we need a film to remind us that there were people who loved themselves and the black community enough to risk their lives to destroy a corrupt and oppressive system.” – Leslie M. Alexander… Read More The Birth of a Nation and the Legacy of Nat Turner’s Rebellion