Insurrection & the Pursuit of Freedom Lesson Prompt

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THE BIRTH OF A NATION LESSON PROMPT - Insurrection and the Pursuit of Freedom

Download or Stream Insurrection and the Pursuit of Freedom Lesson Prompt for the motion picture THE BIRTH OF A NATION.  This clip features the film's dramatization of slaveowners discussing the fears of insurrection.  

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Prompt Question:  What political and agricultural factors led to Virginia's status as a slave producing state?

Run time:  :48


Set against the backdrop of the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

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