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  • Sarah And Nats Mum
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    Nat slowly reached for the tap. The shiny silver colour was smothered with large fingerprints. Before her fingers touched the tap she covered her hand with her sleeve. She turned it stiffly. Water trickled out. She observed her sleeve, noticing dark grey dust. She placed her hands under the running water. Red liquid appeared in the grey, smeared, filthy sinks. Stepping back she looked at her wet hands. No red liquid remained. She looked closer for a wound. A cut. A scratch. Anything. The tap sto...
  • Nat Turner In His Quest For Freedom
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    The Fires of Jubilee This book by Stephen B. Oates describes a sad and tragic story about a man named Nat Turner who was born into slavery and his fight to be free. Ironically, his willingness to do anything, even kill, to gain his freedom leads to his own demise. From the title of this book, 'The Fires of Jubilee,' ; a reader can truly grasp the concept that there is trouble, chaos, and mayhem brewing in the month of August. This story was not only riveting, but also one that kept me on my heel...
  • Nat Turner Slave Revolt The Abolitionist Movement
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    'Nat Turner's Southampton Slave Revolt and How it Paved the Way for the Abolitionist and Civil Rights Movement ' Nat Turner was a man with a vision that would change America forever. His vision may have not sounded right to the average person but to Nat Turner, he was on Earth to realize his vision. Nat Turner is the most famous and most controversial slave rebel in American history, and he remains a storm center of dispute ('Fires of Jubilee' author Stephen B. Oates). Nat Turner's slave revolt ...
  • Nat King Cole
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    Nat 'King' Cole Music is a universal language, a language that many can speak; however, one that only few can master. One of those masters was Nat 'King' Cole. A true legend, Nat not only could carry a song with his voice, but also through his incredible skills with the piano. Today, Nat is most remembered for that soft, soothing and so powerful voice; however he is recognized as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all-time. The man today known as Nat 'King' Cole was actually born in Nathaniel ...
  • Two Days And Nat Turner
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    Nat Turner Early in the morning of August 22, 1831, a band of black slaves, led by a lay preacher named Nat Turner, entered the Travis house in Southampton County, Virginia and killed five members of the Travis family. This was the beginning of a slave uprising that was to become known as Nat Turner's rebellion. Over a thirty-six hour period, this band of slaves grew sixty or seventy in number and slew fifty-eight white persons in and around Jerusalem, Virginia (seventy miles east of Richmond) b...
  • Nat Turner
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    The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion Stephen B. Oates The Fires of Jubilee, is a well written recollection of the slave insurrection led by Nathaniel Turner. It portrays the events leading towards the civil war and the shattered myth of contented slaves in the South. The book is divided into four parts: This Infernal Spirit of Slavery, Go Sound the Jubilee, Judgment Day, and Legacy. The story takes place in Southampton County, Virginia where little Nat Turner is introduced. Nat le...
  • Influence Of Nat King Cole
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    Henry L. Gates, Jr.'s In the Kitchen presents how the author deals with the contradiction between pride in one's own background and desired assimilation into the mainstream society. Gates primarily underscores the complicated experience that many African Americans undergo through his display of hair. Consequently, the two opposing issues of blending in with society and showing a sense of pride come together in his response to the struggle between making similar and reminiscing about his childhoo...

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