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BLACK HISTORY

How Robert Smalls’ Found Freedom on Maritime Underground Railroad

The story of a Union army veteran, Congressman, and Black hero

Robert Smalls, Captain of the gun-boat “Planter” from Charleston, S.C. in HB | Photo| Library of Congress

By now, you likely heard many stories about the Underground Railroad, an interconnected network of abolitionists acting as conductors guiding approximately one hundred thousand Black people to freedom…

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Allison Gaines

Allison Gaines

Womanist Scholar bylines @ Oprah Daily, Zora, GEN, Momentum, GEN, EIC Cultured, AfroSapiophile #WEOC Founder allisonthedailywriter.com ☕️ ko-fi.com/allyfromnola