Badass From History: Robert Smalls

As bizarre as Facebook navigation can be, sometimes really great things swim by your sight line and make you stop and do more than just hit the like button. The image below is one of those times.

Robert Smalls Badass

If you want to read more about Robert Smalls in detail, check out Henry Louis Gates’ post about him on The Root. Take special note of his mother’s particular form of rebellion in his upbringing.



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5 Responses to Badass From History: Robert Smalls

  1. innatejames says:

    Amazing. I love these kinds of stories. I just learned about Gordon Parks’, director of Shaft (shut yo’ mouth), beginnings as a civil rights photographer. So many fascinating stories.

  2. A badass indeed! What an inspiring story!

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