Robert Smalls: How a Slave Became an American Hero
The story of Robert Smalls’ escape from slavery and journey to American hero sounds so daring, you might think it a myth. Not only did he successfully steal a ship and sail to freedom, he freed his family, became a Civil War hero and served as a U.S. congressman.
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