Type
Essay
Pages
6 pages
Word Count
1493 words
School
Texas Southern Universit
Course Code
hist 231

Nat Turner

December 28, 2019
Aimie Alero Obaseki
Critical Analysis 3 Nat Turner and John Brown
October 18, 2019
One of the most detrimental events in the history of the human race is the segregation of
skin color- the introduction of racial identities, which has created more harm than the human
mind can fathom. The subject of slavery and racism is one though uncomfortable, cannot be
ignored, looked over, over emphasized or under emphasized. While many who have been
favored by the racial injustice the system has put upon our shoulders like the cross of Jesus
Christ, feel we should move on and not speak about it, the rest of us stand firm on it. we
constantly need to talk about race especially in the black community because we are reminded
of our roots, and we are inspired to be even greater.
The article on Race and The Revolutionaries by Chelsea E. Easter introduces the article by
sharing an opinion on the use of violence in obtaining freedom.
“The use of violence to obtain freedom has always been recognized as a means to an end. in
United States history. The thirteen colonies fought against the imperial force of Great Britain
because they had been oppressed for years and deserved their independence.”
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A major
challenge at the time was how racism affected the black people. A black man or woman was
automatically a slave, not worthy of his or her rights as a human being simply because of their
skin color. Eventually, in 1791 The Bill of Rights was passed, guaranteeing certain freedoms
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Chelsea Easter, RACE AND THE REVOLUTIONARIES: HOW RACIAL IDENTITY HAS
DETERMINED THE LEGACY OF NAT TURNER AND JOHN BROWN (Chicago, Illinois), 707
such as the freedom of speech, assembly, and worship, yet black people were denied these
freedoms.
This writing is about Nat Turner and John Brown, their lives, and what motivated their
actions. Slavery is the central theme in this writing and the actions were motivated by anger,
vengeance and a quest for liberty. Nat Turner was a black enslaved preacher who felt like God
was calling him to liberate the black people from slavery. He believed he was the chosen one by
God, and he was greatly fueled by a sense of obligation. “Turner was sure that slavery was not
an option for him under any circumstances and that he needed to help his people.”
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Turner was

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