Meet Robert Smalls
- Born into slavery in 1839
Steals a Confederate military ship in 1861
- Disguises himself as the captain
Uses the secret code book and hand signals to pass Confederate guard ships
Rescues more slaves and their families
Escapes to freedom
Works as military advisor to the
Union until war ends
Buys a house
- Runs for Congress
- Wins
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21 nov 2020
Meet Robert Smalls - Born into slavery in 1839 Steals a Confederate military ship in 1861 - Disguises himself as the captain Uses the secret code book and hand signals to pass Confederate guard ships Rescues more slaves and their families Escapes to freedom Works as military advisor to the Union until war ends Buys a house - Runs for Congress - Wins