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Title Nat Turner [videorecording] : a troublesome property / producers, Frank Christopher, Kenneth S. Greenberg ; director, Charles Burnett ; writers, Charles Burnett, Frank Christopher, Kenneth S. Greenberg.

Imprint San Francisco : California Newsreel, c2002.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 2nd Floor  975.55503 T855Dn 2002    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Note A production of Subpix LLC, produced in association with KQED Public Television, California Newsreel.
Performer Narrator, Alfre Woodard ; commentators, Eric Foner, Peter Wood, Mary Kemp Davis, Ekewueme Michael Thelwell, Henry Louis Gates, Vincent Harding, Herbert Aptheker, William Styron, Kitty Futrell, Eugene Genovese, Rick Francis, Bruce Turner, Martha Minow, Ray Winbush, Ossie Davis, Alvin Poussaint, Ayoku Babu, James McGee, Charles Burnett, Kenneth S. Greenberg, Thomas Parramore, Louise Meriwether, Loyle Hairston.
Cast Carl Lumbly (Nat Turner--Gray), Tommy Hicks (Nat Turner--Edmonds), James Opher (Nat Turner--Styron), Michael Lemelle (Nat Turner--Brown), Patrick Waller (Nat Turner--Stowe), Billy Dye (Nat Turner), Tom Nowicki (Thomas R. Gray), Megan Gallagher (Margaret Whitehead), Moses Gibson (Allen Crawford).
Credits Historian, Kenneth S. Greenberg ; editors, Frank Christopher, Michael Colin.
Summary Evaluates the authenticity of the earliest source, "The Confessions of Nat Turner", assembled by a white Virginia lawyer from jailhouse interviews. It then follows the controversy over the Nat Turner story played out through history. Alvin Poussaint and Ossie Davis recall how Nat Turner became a hero in the Black community. Religious scholar Vincent Harding and legal scholar Martha Minow reflect on America's attitudes toward terrorism. One of the most bitter race battles of the 1960s is reexamined, when William Styron published his novel, The Confessions of Nat Turner.
Subject Turner, Nat, 1800?-1831 -- In literature.
Southampton Insurrection, 1831.
Literature and history -- Virginia -- History -- 19th century.
Slave insurrections -- Virginia -- Historiography.
American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
African Americans in literature.
Slavery in literature.
Documentary films.
Styron, William, 1925- Confessions of Nat Turner.
Added Author Christopher, Frank.
Greenberg, Kenneth S.
Burnett, Charles, 1944-
Woodard, Alfre, 1953-
Lumbly, Carl.
Hicks, Tommy.
Opher, James.
LeMelle, Michael A.
Waller, Patrick.
Dye, Billy.
KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.)
California Newsreel (Firm)

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