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By: Ethan Wilkins

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on 2 March 2016

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Transcript of By: Ethan Wilkins

Black History Month Project
By: Ethan Wilkins
Robert's service
Smalls proved to be very valuable to the Union Navy, since he gave information about Charleston's defenses to Admiral Samuel Dupont, commander of the blockading fleet.
Robert Smalls
Robert Smalls was born in April 5, 1839 – February 23, 1915 he was enslaved African American, but after the civil war he was a sea capt. and he was a politician.
Robert's early life
He was born behind a house in 1839 in Beaufort, South Carolina. He grew up in a busy city under the influence of the culture of his mother, Lydia Polite, and was a slave of McKee
Robert's wife and kids
he married a hotel maid in the 24 of December in 1861 and they had 1 child named Robert Jr. and Robert Jr. died of the age of 2.
what he did in Charleston
Smalls' master sent him to Charleston at the age of 12 to be hired out, with the money to be paid to his master. He began in a hotel, then became a lamplighter on Charleston's streets. In his teen years, his love of the sea led him to work on the docks and wharves of Charleston.
Robert smalls


Robert's wife

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