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William and Mary Digest: Feb. 1

William and Mary Digest: Feb. 1

College to show 'The Birth of a Nation'

On Feb. 3, W&M faculty will attempt to connect with a seminal moment in the region's history.

The day will start with a brown-bag lunch at noon where W&M alumna Kelley Deetz - historical advisor to "The Birth of a Nation" - talks about Nat Turner's place in modern history and the process of finding information on him.

Turner led an 1831 slave revolt in Southampton County Virginia and was hanged for doing so. Nate Parker produced the film, which looks at Turner's life.

At 5:30 p.m. in the Sadler Center's Commonwealth Auditorium, scholars from the college and elsewhere will speak on Turner's...