Pictures of Revolution

Scene from Nate Parker’s Birth of a Nation: The story of Nat Turner’s Rebellion


“I heard a loud noise in the heavens, and the Spirit was loosened, and Christ had laid down the yoke he had borne for the sins of men, and that I should take it on and fight against the Serpent, for the time was fast approaching when the first should be last and the last should be first.”–Nat Turner

Scene from American history when Patrick Henry said: Give Me Liberty of Give Me Death


On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry sounded one of the most famous calls to arms in American history. During a meeting of the Second Virginia Convention at St. John’s Church in Richmond, the 38-year-old lawyer and politician gave an impassioned plea urging the Old Dominion to form militias to defend itself against the British. Henry’s brief address—which closed with the incendiary line “Give me liberty or give me death!”— swayed the Convention in his favor, and his words became a rallying cry during the march to war that was soon to begin.  

Other than one being a movie scene about history and the other being a picture of history that captures the moment, what is the difference? Is there as difference? What was the outcome of each? How are we affected by what happened then today? Does what happened then even matter today?

Authentic thoughts are thoughts that are genuine and sincerely expressed. Authentic thoughts reverberate with other authentic individuals so they have an irresistible urge to ponder and or respectfully respond from their own unique perspective.

My Authentic Truth: If we do not know what happeded behind us we will not truly understand what is going on around us–neither will we be able to effectively influence the future.

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In peace and love,

Dr. Free

Author: Dr. Free

Dr. Free is a veteran educator. Her area of expertise is African-centered education consulting. She is a life learner who is passionate about truth, liberation, and justice. Dr. Free strives to be true to herself. She expresses herself in a way that enhances the lives of others and she enjoys giving others the space and encouragment to do the same.

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