Remembering a hero: A look back at Robert Smalls and his influence on Beaufort, SC

Born a slave in 1839, Robert Smalls, whose feat of bravery in stealing a Confederate ship during the Civil War earned him nationwide acclaim, went on to have a “profound” influence on his hometown of Beaufort, and the state of South Carolina.
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Born a slave in 1839, Robert Smalls, whose feat of bravery in stealing a Confederate ship during the Civil War earned him nationwide acclaim, went on to have a “profound” influence on his hometown of Beaufort, and the state of South Carolina.