In the entry “May 12, 1862: Robert Smalls’ Midnight Run,” we went into the event that put Robert Smalls on the national stage. That night a 23-year-old Smalls and eight other slaves made off with the CSS Planter, handing the ship over to Union hands and getting their families to freedom. Now we go more into […]
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