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Robert Smalls, Unsung Civil War Hero

Constant Wonder
  • Apr 1, 2021 6:00 pm
  • 10:59
Here's the legacy of one Civil War hero you probably haven’t heard of. Robert Smalls was an enslaved man who took over a Confederate ship, freed sixteen other enslaved people, and surrendered the ship to the Union. Then he went on to have a fiery legislative career. Guest: Douglas Egerton, Professor of History at Le Moyne College