How a Slave Stole a Confederate Ship, Faked Being a White Captain, and Became a National Hero

“What if they just took the boat”, asked Nate DiMeo of podcast “the memory palace”. 

Robert Smalls knew these waters. He could read the tides. Smalls couldn’t read, since they didn’t teach slaves how to read, but Smalls knew the ocean.

The idea of Robert Smalls of South Ca…
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