The Life and Legacy of Former Slave Robert Smalls

A panel discussion was held on the life of Robert Smalls. Robert Smalls was a slave during the Civil War who commandeered a Confederate transport ship… read more

A panel discussion was held on the life of Robert Smalls. Robert Smalls was a slave during the Civil War who commandeered a Confederate transport ship to escape to the north, where he performed valuable services during the war. During Reconstruction, he served South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives for five terms, attempting to pass civil rights legislation and fighting for equality in the armed forces. On the 150th anniversary of Smalls' escape with his wife, children, and 12 other slaves, one of his descendants participated in a discussion about his life and exploits. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience at the Morris Brown AME Church.

Robert Smalls: His Actions, Impact and Legacy” was part of the city-wide Robert Smalls Commemorative Weekend held in Charleston, S.C. close

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The Life and Legacy of Former Slave Robert Smalls

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Program ID:
306139-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
First Aired:
Jul 06, 2012 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jul 16, 2012 | 5:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Jul 06, 2012 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 06, 2012 | 11:22pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 07, 2012 | 2:44am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 14, 2012 | 9:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 15, 2012 | 4:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 16, 2012 | 5:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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