Nat Turner (1800 –1831) was an African-American slave who led a slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831 that resulted in 60 white deaths. White militias and troops suppressed the uprising. Mobs attacked blacks in the area killing an estimated total of 100-200, many not involved with the revolt. The state arrested and executed 57 blacks accused of being part the rebellion. Turner was captured, quickly tried, convicted, sentenced to death, and hanged.
Nat Turner: Abolitionist, slave of the south. Led a rebellion in the slave state of Virginia that ultimately led to harsher laws against slaves trying to flee to the North. This image shows Nat Turner dressed in a fine suit.