Robert Smalls - an enslaved African American, a Union hero of the Civil War, and a US Congressman representing South Carolina. From Charleston, special guest host, Judge Alex Sanders discusses this South Carolinian's life and the impact he had on our state's history with various guests on this edition of The Big Picture.

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Robert Smalls, Part 1 | The Big Picture
Robert Smalls, Part 1 | The Big Picture

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In this episode, host Alex Sanders, takes a look at a South Carolina Civil War hero, Robert Smalls. Smalls was born as an enslaved person in 1839 in Beaufort, South Carolina. In 1851, Smalls was hired...
Robert Smalls, Part 2 | The Big Picture
Robert Smalls, Part 2 | The Big Picture

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Dr. Bernard Powers of College of Charleston discusses about the early part of Robert Smalls life. When Smalls was 11-12 years old, his master decided to hire him out in Charleston doing a variety of...
Robert Smalls, Part 3  | The Big Picture
Robert Smalls, Part 3 | The Big Picture

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Former Mayor Joe Riley meets with the host Alex Sanders at the Charleston Waterfront Park where a monument was dedicated to Robert Smalls. They discuss how for many years Smalls' contributions had...
Robert Smalls, Part 4 | The Big Picture
Robert Smalls, Part 4 | The Big Picture

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The host is at the Charleston Museum with Director John Brumgardt where an exhibit was on display on the Life and Times of Congressman Robert Smalls. South Carolina State Museum along with Robert...