Nat Turner was a highly intelligent black man who could read and write but was also a slave. He was deeply religious and had visions that inspired him to organize a slave rebellion in Southampton, Virginia, in August 1831. The rebellion was put down in a few days, but Turner escaped and hid for two months before being captured and hanged. After the rebellion was suppressed, as many as 200 blacks were executed, a number far exceeding the 60 white victims. Months after the rebellion, blacks continued to be killed throughout the South based on fears that revolts were planned elsewhere. The exact number killed will never be known. The Confessions of Nat Turner was written by Thomas Ruffin Gray based on his interviews with Turner while in prison.
This Nat Turner mug is part of both our African American series and Abolitionist series profiling outstanding men and women who have helped shape our country in important and positive ways.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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