The Miseducation of Nat Turner
By: Anthony P. Johnson, M.A.

The Miseducation of Nat Turner <br>By: Anthony P. Johnson, M.A.
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    ISBN: 1-59824-127-3
    Edition: Paperback, 57 Pages
    Publication Date: January 25, 2006
    Some have called him a slave, minister, a family man, murderer, and a revolutionary. Nat Turner is the controversial figure who rose from the ashes of obscurity to leaving and indelible impression of religious rigor and bloodshed on the very fabric of America; and quite possibly the world. Here is the story of a slave who was one of body but not of the mind and the spirit. Nat Turner, a slave himself, who would lead (60) other slaves to commit the unthinkable…the murder of (55) white women and children during the slave revolt at Southampton, Virginia in 1831. Even after his eventual capture and subsequent execution, Nat Turner stood by his actions and convictions because he believed that he was an instrument of God, and if it required the killing of white women and children to bring America into the light that its own hands were purged in the blood of the African slave; so be it!

    In this book I plan to chronicle who the real Nat Turner was…a slave, minister, and finally, an African American hero. I will utilize scholarly books from noted authors who proved that many of us have been mis-educated about Nat Turner.

    Patrick Henry who history scholars call one of the Founding Fathers once said “Give me liberty or give me death”. Nat Turner attempted to take liberty by force for the freedom of all African American slaves, and in the end welcomed death with open arms.