7. Nat Turner —
No one born into slavery and knows they're in it wants to be trapped in its clutches. Nathaniel "Nat" Turner was one in particular who didn't care for the shackles and chains. On August 21, 1831, he led a slave rebellion in Virginia that resulted in 60 White deaths and at least 100 Black deaths. Sending the state into a tizzy, Turner was convicted, sentenced to death, and hanged. His supporters which came from his home of Southampton County, Virginia, were executed for being a part of Turner's slave rebellion, and 200 hundred Blacks were beaten and killed by White militias hoping to make an example out of the uproar.
Turner, to this day, remains a controversial figure by historians, given that he fought for the just anti-slavery cause but he proceeded in acts of violence against women and children that would be deplorable by today's standards.