Turner, Nat – African American History


This Nat Turner mug is part of our collection of African American biographical mugs.  An image of Nat Turner and a short biography are features of this history mug.

Small Mug, 11 oz.

Large Mug, 15 oz.

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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 content on the mugs is crafted for a stunning visual experience and to inspire an interest to learn more about history.  Robert Compton, who developed HistoryMugs, colorized the hundred-year-old photographs in order to bring the individuals back to life.  Biography and images are designed and printed in Bristol, Vermont, USA.

  • 11 oz. mug:  3.75” H x 3” D
  • 15 oz. mug:  4.5″ H x 3.25″ D
  • Mugs are premium hard coated ceramic, which are food and microwave safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
  • Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.
  • Shipping charges drop dramatically on orders of 8 or more.


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