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									     AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
   What is the purpose
    of these historic
    markers?
   Is this an accurate
    and complete
    legacy of Harriet
    Jacobs?
CONTROVERSY IN HISTORY
   BOGUS STATEMENTS!
       “At least history never changes...”
       “History is whatever happened in the past”
   WHO IS NAT TURNER?
       Please read the Nat Turner background reading
        and answer the top two questions about him.
    Nat Turner over the years..
   As you view each image, write 3 adjectives to
    describe how Nat Turner is portrayed in each
    image.
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        The BIG Question...
   How should Nat Turner be remembered?
         Consider your Source!!
   You will read 6 documents about Nat Turner
   Record the following:
       Text
            What does the document actually say based on the text
       Context
            How do the events going on at the same time effect the
             reliability of the document?
       Subtext
            What is “between the lines” of the document?
                 Consider the author's motive for writing
                 Consider the intended audience
                 Consider any other hidden meanings
        Consider your Source!!
   (#1) John W. Cromwell-“The Aftermath of
    Nat Turner’s Insurrection,” The Journal of
    Negro History, 1920.
   An African American teacher, writer, and
    political activist. Was one of the first to write in
    what will eventually be called African American
    History.
       Consider your Source!!
   (#2)Herbert Aptheker, American Negro
    Slave Revolts, 1943.
   Hated segregation and racial stereotypes,
    believed that slavery was exploitive and that
    slave rebellions occurred frequently. Was a
    committed socialist and believed that class
    antagonisms were important to understanding
    the past.
       Consider your Source!!
   (#3)William S. Drewery, Slave Insurrections
    in Virginia, 1900.
   A white Virginian who grew up near the area of
    the rebellion. Read lots of primary sources,
    interviewed whites and blacks that knew people
    alive in 1831. He believed that slavery was a
    good thing that slaves were happy, and that
    slaves rarely rebelled.
       Consider your Source!!
   (#4 & #5) The Richmond Enquirer and
    Richmond Whig, 1831
   Both newspapers were published in a southern
    city and were read widely by planters
    throughout the region. Tended to promote the
    political views of the upper-class planters who
    paid to subscribe to the paper.
       Consider your Source!!
   (#6) Thomas R. Grey, The Confessions of
    Nat Turner, 1831.
   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. Grey stated that only Turner’s words
    were recorded but in several instances Grey’s
    words appear in the “Confessions.”
                 Consider...
   As a Southern slaveholder, how would you
    respond to news of the Nat Turner rebellion?
                 Consider...
   What impact might Nat Turner's rebellion have
    on the abolition movement in the North?
                  Consider...
   Why is a slave rebellion more likely to occur in
    Virginia than in Alabama or Mississippi?
              ASSESSMENT
   Create a historical marker and answer the big
    question:
   How should Nat Turner be remembered?

								
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