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Robert Smalls: From Contraband to Congress

February 17th, 2016

Episode 864 of 962 episodes

After his daring and impressive escape from slavery, Smalls was considered to be contraband, which was a term used for formerly enslaved people who joined the Union. But this was just the beginning of an impressive career as a free man.

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