In this episode of Half-Arsed History, discover the incredible life of Robert Smalls, who went from being born into slavery to becoming a war hero and a congressman, securing his freedom by stealing a Confederate gunboat.
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Image: Mathew, Brady, and Levin Corbin Handy. Robert Smalls. Photograph. Circa 1870-1880. Via Wikimedia.