Nat Turner Rebellion Analysis

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The music video is based on the Nat Turner slave revolt in which took place in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 183. During the planning process of this rebellion, Nat went around town secretly in search for other people of color, free or enslaved, with the guts to participate in the rebellion. Eventhough 55 to 65 whites were killed in the rebellion it was unsuccessful and concluded with nat and all those affiliated with the revolt being hung for all of the town to see. It is believed that over 70 people of color participated in the rebellion in hopes of gaining freedom. This music video does an excellent job of educating this generation on what an actual slave revolts while at the same time connecting it to today 's society through its historical content, imagery and diction.
The music video has strong historical content since it’s a spin off of the famous Nat turner rebellion. Nat Turner was a
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cole as a house slave who has to prove himself or in other words his blackness to the other slaves. As a house slave you didn 't have to be in the field all day in scorching temperatures and wore better attire since you were closer to masters family in which left plenty of room for jealousy to develop among the slaves. The lyrics alone are about hatred and love in terms of people who succeed in the black community but after viewing the video the audience makes a connection to hatred towards successful people to the 1800s when all this community shattered started. It 's a scene toward the beginning of the video in which Cole is doing the black power hand gesture to the field slaves as they walk past the house, they retaliated on him since they don 't believe he has the privilege to do such a gesture since he 's a house slave. Prior to slavery black communities where strong and were not filled completely with invy which is seen thoroughly throughout this music
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