Nate Parker, Nat Turner, and Nationalism(s): A Review of ‘Birth of A Nation’* by T. Hasan Johnson, Ph.D.

*See newly added addendum at the end.

“History’s potency is mighty. The oppressed need it for identity and inspiration; oppressors for justification, rationalization and legitimacy. Nothing illustrates this more clearly than the history writing on the American Negro people.” – Herbert Aptheker in John Henrik Clarke (Ed.), William Styron’s Nat Turner: Ten Black Writers Respond (1968), p. vii. (more…)