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Robert Smalls was a former slave.He stole a confederate South Carolinian ship called "The Planter" and sailed to freedom with other slaves including his wife and children.

A slave named Robert Smalls accomplished an unthinkable feat of cunning, deception, and bravery.

Lear Green escaping in her wooden chest. Illustration from The Underground Railroad: A Record of Facts, Authentic Narratives, Letters, Etc. by William Still, 1872.

The Courage And Ingenuity Of Freedom-Seeking Slaves In America

Lear Green escaping in her wooden chest. Illustration from The Underground Railroad: A Record of Facts, Authentic Narratives, Letters, Etc. by William Still,

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Best Black History Quotes: Nikki Giovanni on Self-Awareness- So simple, but so, so important. Never stop finding out.

What passes for American history is a record of who's priorities or conquests set down as achievement? Who's?

At least Tom Brady wasn't the first! I dislike Tom Brady very much. He is way overly glorified as a football player. I can not wait until he retires!

W.E.B. Du Bois...First African American to earn a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) from Harvard University 1895.

Du Bois William Edward Burghardt "W." Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor.

Jester Hairston, an African American choral composer and actor, was born on July 9, 1901. As one of the greatest choral music directors, Hairston composed or arranged more than 300 gospel spirituals in films such as "Green Pastures" and "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon." One of the first black actors in the Screen Actors Guild, among his notable works was the song “Amen” from the Sidney Poitier film, "Lilies of the Field."

New Documentary In The Works On Actor & Gospel Composer Jester Hairston

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