Nat Turner's slave rebellion is a watershed event in America's long and troubled history of slavery and racial conflict. Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property tells the story of that violent confrontation and of the ways that story has been continuously re-told during the years since 1831. It is a film about a critical moment in American history and of the multiple ways in which that moment has since been remembered.
Nat Turner was a "troublesome property" for his master and he has remained a "troublesome property" for the historians, novelists, dramatists, artists and many others who have struggled to understand him.
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Boston, MA, Ford Hall Forum,
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2009/04/02/Nat_Turner_A_Troublesome_Property