The Birth of a Nation

Nat Turner (Nate Parker) was a slave who knew how to read, so the slave owners would exploit his ability by having him preach to other slaves in exchange for money. However, Nat witnesses firsthand the barbarity of slavery. This inspires him to lead an uprising against the slave owners, resulting in the deaths of over 60 white people. In retaliation, the white community went after black people, enslaved or free, and murdered them.

Nat turns himself in to prevent any further killings and is hung before a large crowd. His body was dismembered and flayed afterwards.

Thanks Jeremy!