Black History Everyday

Black History Everyday 24/7/365, 366 in leap year. New fact everyday. Alexa skill too.

Robert Smalls, 1839 – 1915, was a businessman, publisher, and politician. He was born into slavery and freed himself, a crew and their families by commandeering a Confederate transport ship in 1862. After learning of Smalls’ escape President Abraham Lincoln accepted Black soldiers in the Union army.