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Story of 1831 Slave Rebellion Holds Message for Today

Nate Parker took seven years to write the screenplay for The Birth of a Nation. The film, which Parker also stars in and directed, created a buzz at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. It tells the story of Nat Turner, a slave boy who learns to read and becomes a preacher in antebellum Virginia. His masters hope Turner’s preaching will lead other slaves to be more subservient, so Nat is sent to other plantations to preach to the slaves. But his knowledge of the Bible...

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