Day: February 23, 2020

Black History Month Pathfinder Profile: Robert Smalls

Robert Smalls was a sailor, an educator and an advocate for the political rights of African Americans. Robert Smalls commandeered a Confederate supply ship, slipped past 2 Confederate checkpoints and sailed to freedom. There were 17 passengers total on board. As a mulatto slave, Robert Smalls received special treatment from his owners. His mother wanted…

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