Robert Smalls Stole A Confederate Ship and Sailed to Freedom, Part Two: From Slavery to Congress
In the second part of this series, the guys continue the story of Robert Smalls, from his daring Confederate steamer heist to his later, life-long activism and Congressional career. Listen in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Robert Smalls Stole A Confederate Ship and Sailed to Freedom, Part One: Planning the Heist
Born into slavery, Robert Smalls dreamed of freedom for not just himself and his family, but all oppressed people. As the US became consumed in the Civil War, he hatched a daredevil plan to make this dream a reality -- by stealing a Confederate ship and sailing straight past the southern authorities all the way to the Union. In part one of this episode, the guys explore the origin of Robert Smalls, the genesis of his plan, and the moment he knew there was no turning back. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Ep 94: Captain Robert Smalls - Broken Chains and Broken Barriers
Hard Fried History
What glass ceilings have you broken? Our Person of Interest this week is Robert Smalls, a formerly-enslaved Civil War Hero who went on to serve in the South Carolinian House and Senate then US Congress for nearly 20 years.
An American badass, Robert Smalls lived a big ole life; born into slavery, he constructs and leads a plan for freedom, including family and friends, to later happily find himself paid by the Union to fuck over the southern navy, and finally rounding out his life as a politician of great renown and unexpected groundings, back in a time when left was right, ya had to get up to get down, and fuck the confederacy. Forever.
#187 - The Daring Escape and Incredible Life of Robert Smalls
Mark and Toddcast
Robert Smalls was born into slavery, and through his wit, patience, bravery, and skill, was able to steal a Confederate war ship and sail himself, his wife, and several other families past Fort Sumter and to freedom during the Civil War. But that wasn't the end - Smalls went on to become one of the most important figures of the fight against the South, gained the ear of Lincoln, and secured voting rights for African-Americans after the war. We also read a story about anuses.
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Proceedings Podcast Episode 208 - Life and Times of Robert Smalls
The Proceedings Podcast
CDR B.J. Armstrong, USN discusses his most recent Naval History article about how, in a commandeered Confederate steamer, Robert Smalls piloted himself and other slaves to freedom and garnered the plaudits of a grateful Union Navy.More here: https://www.usni.org/magazines/naval-history-magazine/2021/february/hero
“Although born a slave I always felt that I was a man and ought to be free, and I would be free or die.” PatreonFurther Reading/Principle Sources:Lineberry, Cate. 2018. Be free or die: the amazing story of Robert Smalls' escape from slavery to Union hero.Credits:Cover Art Credit: Courtney DiJuliusMusic Credit: Dario Tartagni Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices