576c74018ad44-imageHistorical Real Photo of Nat Turner’s Bible It has been said that Nat Turner was holding this Bible when he was captured two months after the deadliest slave uprising in U.S. history, which he led in Southampton County in August 1831. Nearly 55 white people were killed in the incident. Turner, a deeply religious slave in Southampton County, led a rebellion in 1831 that resulted in the deaths of several dozen white people. Turner was captured two months later, put on trial and hung.
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Years after Turner’s trial, officials at the Southampton County Courthouse offered the Bible, which had been confiscated upon Turner’s capture, to Person’s father, Walter. Person’s family kept the Bible displayed on their piano for years. It spent some time in a bank safe-deposit box, but once it was passed down to Person, he kept it in a closet, wrapped in one of his mother’s dish towels.

According to a 2012 report from The Washington Post, a conservator used a photograph of Turner’s Bible from 1900 to confirm it was the same. Stains on the page in the photo matched stains on the Persons’ Bible, the conservator told The Post. “They were able to trace the paper back to England to 1700,” Creekmore-Porter said.

 
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