Sonya Tiratsuyan

Nat Turner's Bible Gave the Enslaved Rebel the Resolve to Rise Up

Blog Post created by Sonya Tiratsuyan Employee on Dec 9, 2016

Originally posted on September 13, 2016 on


200 years after his death, slave rebel Nat Turner has grown to be a powerful symbol in the anti-slavery and anti-racism resistance. His Bible, which is believed to have been with him when he was hung, is currently on view at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History.