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4:33 pm on Tuesday March 26, 2013

Robert Smalls exhibit coming to Tabernacle Baptist Church

The travelling exhibit, "The Life and Times of Congressman Robert Smalls" is coming to the Tabernacle Baptist Church in downtown Beaufort. Smalls first came into public attention after he stole a Confederate steamer ship, the Planter. The exhibit...
7:43 am on Monday January 21, 2013

Robert Smalls secured his own freedom

Image by Brady Handy “It was really dangerous because they were flying the Confederate flag. They made a decision that they wouldn’t be taken alive. . . . If they had been caught, they were going to ignite the explosives and die on the ship.” -...
4:21 am on Tuesday October 4, 2011

Robert Smalls exhibit opening at the Verdier House

A traveling exhibit that shows off aspects of the life Robert Smalls opens in Beaufort today, October 4, and will run until December 20, at the Verdier House in downtown Beaufort. The story of Smalls (1839-1915), born a slave in Beaufort, represents...
2:17 pm on Tuesday January 26, 2010

SC Hall of Fame inducting Former Gov. Riley and Robert Smalls for 2010

Image by Flickr user nègFotoFormer Governor Dick Riley and former slave and U.S. Rep. Robert Smalls will be inducted into the South Carolina Hall of Fame on February 9 in Myrtle Beach.   Apart from serving as governor from 1979 to 1987, Riley also...