Second Great Awakening Lesson Prompt

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THE BIRTH OF A NATION FEATURETTE - Second Great Awakening: Freedom Movements and Ideologies

Download or Stream Second Great Awakening: Freedom Movemements and Ideologies Lesson Prompt for the motion picture THE BIRTH OF A NATION.  This clip features the film's dramatization of Nat Turner preachign to enslaved persons to keep them docile.  

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Prompt Question:  Nat Turner's Christian faith pushed him to action.  When and how did Evangelical leaders of the day refashion Christianity to support slavery?

Run time:  1:04


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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