Can you imagine being a slave and stealing a ship during the Civil War? Me either. But Robert Smalls, todays historical MCM, did it. Watch the Two Minute History video below for more information. If you want to know more about Robert, there are also references listed! Check out previous MCM posts here.
General Robert Smalls: Hero of The Planter (The Colored American, 1900)
Gullah Statesman: Robert Smalls from Slavery to Congress, 1839-1915 by Edward A. Miller Jr.