The Nat Turner Rebellion: The Black Lives Matter Movement

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uses God as a principle. There was a lot of confusion going on as people didn’t know what to believe. Only Nat Turner and God know what the truth is. It’s a twisted way to see how religion was played in the Nat Turner rebellion. To finalize, the ideal point of the story of Nat Turner and the reasoning’s behind the Nat Turner Rebellion movement was to stop being owned by white slave owners and let African-Americans be free. Nat Turner rebellion was a savage movement towards justice for African-Americans freedom and a closer step to end slavery. Clearly, Turner left a noticeable act in America and he led a powerful path in order to leave a statement that African-Americans should not be treated like animals as they’re human beings as well.
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A city that is well known for this Black Lives Matter movement is Ferguson, as it’s the city where Michael Brown was killed because of the color of his skin. The African-American communities there have been marching and protesting since the day that Michael Brown was murdered. Many people don’t realize that in Ferguson police brutality is still going on and it’s not broadcasted in the media anymore. A side from the #blacklivesmatter another hashtag is being created as #staywoke, which is so relevant to this movement because people believe that the problem has ended but in fact it’s getting worse and nothing is being done and people are forgetting. On, The President also reiterated a point he has made repeatedly since the Black Lives Matter movement took on new life during the Ferguson protests: police officers have a tough job and the majority of police officers want to and are doing the right thing. But, as a society, he said, we need to take seriously the concerns of those who feel they’re being treated unfairly by law enforcement.“The African American…show more content…
It is about to time that African-Americans should live freely and be treated equally as they have fought, marched, protest, and cried for freedom. There is no way that a country should be called the land of the free with these issues that are still going on in 2015. Does America need another violent movement like the Nat Turner rebellion in order for African-Americans to truly be free in this country? Or is the Black Lives Matter movement slowly focusing on improving the lives of African Americans in the U.S.A. For anyone who is passionate about justice for the African-Americans one can only hope that it will only get better. It’s very difficult and uncomfortable to live in a world where one can get killed or mistreated just because of their ascribed status especially by police officers. Their job is to protect and serve but that just seems to be for strictly white people. For the African-Americans all they get is racial profiled and create assumptions real quick that may lead to another killing of an innocent human being. May there be one day when freedom is present for African-Americans, so they can feel safe wherever they go and most importantly privileged for being who they
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