Leading a revolt, he and five other slaves killed their master and his family. Joined by about sixty other blacks, he led a general revolt. Within days, militiamen suppressed the revolt and Turner was ironically hung in Jerusalem, Virginia. Many took different steps in the fight for equality. Nat Turner, a religious leader among his fellow slaves, become convinced he had been chosen by God to lead his people to freedom.
Though take down in a few days it arose a widespread of fear. The state of Virginia killed 56 slaves being accused of being involved and hundreds more were murdered by whites. The rebellion caused state legislatures to prohibit the education of slaves in the south to potentially stop any future uprising by slaves.
Nat Turner and his rebellion crew, had no mercy and killed everyone in the house men, women, and children. In the middle of the day of August 22, Turner decided that his rebellion need to march towards Jerusalem and kill the slave owners and families in other counties and towns all over. Also his goal was to take over the armory at the county seat, creating a way for African Americans. However some of the men in the rebellion where scared for their lives and went back and told their masters of what was happening and told the plans and accommodations of Nat Turner and his slave rebellion. Since word had gotten out the slaves were met by the militia at their meeting point, and their forces were disorganized.
An article by an unknown author explains the ending moments: After spending the night near some slave cabins, Turner and his men attempted to attack another house, but were repulsed. Several of the rebels were captured. The remaining force then met the state and federal troops in final skirmish, in which one slave was killed and many escaped, including Turner. In the end, the rebels had stabbed, shot and clubbed at least 55 white people to death ("Nat Turner 's
After the two-day battle back and forth between Browns men and the U.S Marines, seventeen people had died and Brown was arrested and put to trial, which led to the jury decision on November 2, 1859 for him to be hanged for murder and treason. Brown was from there on known as the first white man to die for an Africans freedom. He was called an abolitionist martyr for the sake of freedom. Browns deep roots of religion are one of the most obvious reasons for his actions. Slavery was an unjust system taking away basic God given rights of life, liberty, and happiness.
Many African Americans were captured and enslaved, while others were taken and enslaved. In the 1860s, ships were built to transport Africans to America. There were about three hundred recorded slave ships throughout the 1800s. Only about forty, of those three hundred, were infamous and well worth researching. Three of the most merciless and inhumane slave ships of all time were The Wanderer, The Hannibal, and The Henrietta Marie.
Nat Turner's Rebellion was a slave rebellion that took place in Southampton County, Virginia, during August 1831. Led by Nat Turner, rebel slaves killed anywhere from 55 to 65 people, the highest number of fatalities caused by any slave uprising in the American South. The rebellion was put down within a few days, but Turner survived in hiding for more than two months afterwards. The rebellion was effectively suppressed at Belmont Plantation on the morning of August 23, 1831. There was widespread fear in the aftermath of the rebellion, and white militias organized in retaliation against slaves.
Turner’s revolt ended with more than a hundred blacks being executed. This was the most malicious of all the revolts and after Turner’s incident slave conspiracies, were always greatly feared for as long as slavery existed. (Brink 312) Another such revolt was by a slave named Gabriel Prosser, who gathered nearly 1,000 slaves to brawl with the slave owners. Somehow a couple of slaves gave the plot away, and it was uncovered and stopped by the Virginia militia. The end of the revolt led to the execution of Prosser and others.
While being transported an African by the name of Cinque of the Mende tribe led a revolt with the other 52 kidnapped slaves and they freed themselves killing all the crew members except two, so that they may help navigate the ship back to Africa. Instead the two crew members navigated the ship towards the United States, and when reaching the U.S along the coast of Long Island it was boarded by soldiers of the U.S.S Washington. At that time the African slaves were placed under arrest for mutiny and the murder of the Amistad crew. The ship, 2 crew members, and African slaves were then transported to New London, Connecticut to await trial for the revolt that occurred on the Amistad. The Amistad trial was a major turning point in the U.S as well as the world on slavery.
This made slave owners more and more distressed as their financial future depended on the slave 's labor. In August of 1831, a slave by the name of Nathaniel Turner incited a revolt against white slave owners that took hold of many plantations in southern Virginia. The deployment of private troops held back the uprising after it went on for 48 hours. Turner and about fifty other slaves were tried in court and sentenced to death for their actions. This led to the lynching of nearly two hundred more African American slaves by local mobs.