Robert Smalls Stole A Confederate Ship and Sailed to Freedom, Part One: Planning the Heist

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Robert Smalls Stole A Confederate Ship and Sailed to Freedom, Part One: Planning the Heist

Tuesday, 14 September

Born into slavery, Robert Smalls dreamed of freedom for not just himself and his family, but all oppressed people. As the US became consumed in the Civil War, he hatched a daredevil plan to make this dream a reality -- by stealing a Confederate ship and sailing straight past the southern authorities all the way to the Union. In part one of this episode, the guys explore the origin of Robert Smalls, the genesis of his plan, and the moment he knew there was no turning back. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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