Who led a revolt of slaves in 1831?

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Deepak Aiyappa asked 28-Oct-2018 in History, Politics & Society by Deepak Aiyappa

Who led a revolt of slaves in 1831?


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UTKARSHA SINGHROUL answered 04-Jan-2019 by UTKARSHA SINGHROUL

Revolt of Slaves in 1831 was led by “Nathanial Turner”, famously known as ‘Nat Turner’.

Who led a revolt of slaves in 1831?
Nat Turner Rebellion was a black American slave which took place in ‘Southampton County, Virginia’. Rebel slaves killed 55 to 60 people, in which at least 51 were white. The spread of terror has set off the new wave of prohibiting the education, movement, and assembly of slaves and antiabolitionist convictions that persisted in the region during the period of American Civil War.
Turner planned to capture the armory of the county at Jerusalem, Virginia. During the next two days and night with his 75 followers, he rampaged the whole of Southampton County while killing approximately 60 whites. The locals opposed this rebel and it took about 3000 men to crush the rebellion. Only a few miles away from Jerusalem, Turner and all his followers have been captured and killed. Whereas, only Turner was left in this retaliation. He hides for about 6 weeks but then a white man informed police about his presence in the near house. Later, when he gets caught, he confessed his doing without any regret about his role in the bloodshed. After that, he faced the trial, convicted, and sentenced to death.
In the United States history, the Turner rebellion turns out to be the largest slave revolt. Due to this rebel, the State Legislature passed the law of prohibiting the slave’s education and free black people. It banned all the rights of assembly and other civil liberties for free black people and mandated the presence of white ministers at all worship services.