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The Slave Who Stole A Confederate Ship And Sailed His Way to Freedom

Robert Smalls commandeered a ship, freed dozens of other slaves, and convinced President Lincoln to allow black men to serve in the Union Army.

By Joslin Joseph, We Are the Mighty

Harriet Tubman: The Facts of an Extraordinary Life

The woman who helped hundreds of enslaved people find freedom.

By Kelsey McConnell

12 Essential Books About Slavery in America

These eye-opening books will transport you to the darkest era of American history.

By MacKenzie Stuart

The Wild West's Toughest Lawman Was Born A Slave

Bass Reeves was the first black deputy marshal west of the Mississippi–and one of the most beloved.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

Clotilda, Final Slave Ship to the United States, May Have Just Been Found off the Coast of Alabama

The schooner, lost since 1860, is the last confirmed ship that brought captives from Africa to the United States.

By Catherine Phelan

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