THE BIRTH OF A NATION
NATE PARKER (Nat Turner/Directed By/Screenplay By/Produced By)
first garnered attention for his starring role in The Weinstein Company's and
Oprah Winfrey produced, THE GREAT DEBATERS opposite director/actor Denzel
Washington and Forest Whitaker. Washington handpicked him to play the troubled
yet brilliant "Henry Lowe," who overcomes his selfish ways and becomes the
team's leader. Parker would later receive an honorary Doctorate from Wiley
College in Marshall, Texas—the actual school upon which the film was based.
Parker's most recent efforts have gone into the launch of the NATE PARKER
FOUNDATION (NPF) a public organization designed to provide monetary and
technical support to a significant number of community based organizations that
are dedicated to transforming the lives of people of African descent both
domestically and abroad.
Nate Parker has dedicated his career and life to using his platform as an artist
and activist to inspire a protest in the face of community and global
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