February 22, 2017
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street, Hartford
Join us for the second in a series of films and speakers on Shaping Social Change.
In The Birth of a Nation (2016), Nat Turner is an enslaved Baptist preacher who lives on a Virginia plantation owned by Samuel Turner. With rumors of insurrection in the air, a cleric convinces Samuel that Nate should sermonize to other slaves, thereby quelling any notions of an uprising. As Nate witnesses the horrific treatment of his fellow man, he realizes that he can no longer just stand by and preach. On Aug. 21, 1831, Turner's quest for justice and freedom leads to a violent and historic rebellion in Southampton County.
Rated R. Running time: 120 minutes.
Tickets available at the door: $9. Seniors & Students: $8. Members: $7.
Co-presented by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.