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OKAY, LET’S TALK ABOUT ROBERT SMALLS (BECAUSE HE HAS A NAME, THANK YOU VERY MUCH).
ANYWAY.
Robert Smalls was born into slavery in 1839 and at the age of 12 his owner leased him out in Charleston, South Carolina. He gravitated towards working at the docks and on boats and eventually became the equivalent of a pilot, and in late 1861 he found himself assigned to a military transport boat named the CSS Planter.
On May 12, 1862, the white officers decided to spend the night on land. Smalls rounded up the enslaved crew and they hatched a plan, and once the officers were long gone they made a run for it, only stopping to pick up their families (who they notified) along the way. Smalls, disguised as the captain, steered the boat past Confederate forts (including Ft. Sumter) and over to the Union blockade, raising a white sheet his wife took from her job as a hotel maid as a flag of truce. The CSS Planter had a highly valuable code book and all manner of explosives on board.
Smalls ended up serving in the Union Navy and rose to the rank of captain there. He was also one of a number of individuals who talked to Abraham Lincoln about the possibility of African-American soldiers fighting for the Union, which became a reality.
After the war, Smalls bought his owner’s old plantation in Beaufort and even allowed the owner’s sickly wife to move back in until her death. He eventually served in the South Carolina House of Representatives (1865-1870), the South Carolina Senate (1871-1874), and the United States House of Representatives (1875-1879) and represented South Carolina’s 5th District from 1882-1883 and the 7th District from 1884-1887. He and other black politicians also fought against an amendment designed to disenfranchise black voters in 1895, but it unfortunately passed.
Smalls ended his public life by serving as U.S. Collector of Customs in Beaufort from 1889-1911. He died in 1915 at the age of 75.
And now you know Robert Smalls.

ROBERT SMALLS IS THE MAN.

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OKAY, LET’S TALK ABOUT ROBERT SMALLS (BECAUSE HE HAS A NAME, THANK YOU VERY MUCH).

ANYWAY.

Robert Smalls was born into slavery in 1839 and at the age of 12 his owner leased him out in Charleston, South Carolina. He gravitated towards working at the docks and on boats and eventually became the equivalent of a pilot, and in late 1861 he found himself assigned to a military transport boat named the CSS Planter.

On May 12, 1862, the white officers decided to spend the night on land. Smalls rounded up the enslaved crew and they hatched a plan, and once the officers were long gone they made a run for it, only stopping to pick up their families (who they notified) along the way. Smalls, disguised as the captain, steered the boat past Confederate forts (including Ft. Sumter) and over to the Union blockade, raising a white sheet his wife took from her job as a hotel maid as a flag of truce. The CSS Planter had a highly valuable code book and all manner of explosives on board.

Smalls ended up serving in the Union Navy and rose to the rank of captain there. He was also one of a number of individuals who talked to Abraham Lincoln about the possibility of African-American soldiers fighting for the Union, which became a reality.

After the war, Smalls bought his owner’s old plantation in Beaufort and even allowed the owner’s sickly wife to move back in until her death. He eventually served in the South Carolina House of Representatives (1865-1870), the South Carolina Senate (1871-1874), and the United States House of Representatives (1875-1879) and represented South Carolina’s 5th District from 1882-1883 and the 7th District from 1884-1887. He and other black politicians also fought against an amendment designed to disenfranchise black voters in 1895, but it unfortunately passed.

Smalls ended his public life by serving as U.S. Collector of Customs in Beaufort from 1889-1911. He died in 1915 at the age of 75.

And now you know Robert Smalls.

ROBERT SMALLS IS THE MAN.

jazzypom

jazzypom:

sweetindielove:

jazzypom:

"Ovation at Camp Nou? One of the nicest things in football. Barça players, coaches and fans showed they have class."

sweetindielove, have you met my new coach/manager bae? 

Oh, I have. Last I saw of him, he got kicked out the game, no? Maybe I’m wrong. He caused a stink though. You and your coaches, Jazz, I ain’t mad at you. His all-black look, I feel like it’s intentional. He’s the dark prince. His team is the dark horse.

Yeah, he’s on an eight match ban. Fair dues, you never touch a referee. So El Cholo (his nickname) has been in the stands, glaring and hissing at his team. Simeone builds up unerring loyalty with his players though. They always leave it on the pitch, and would go through walls for him. Him and Jurgen Klopp might be people I write hearts in my notebook for. 

He best not get on that Suárez level. Yuck. Keep the fierceness but let’s not go too far over the line. Just stand at the end of it and rant and rave. Thanks. Eight games, jeez.

jazzypom

jazzypom:

sweetindielove:

jazzypom:

theswordskissed:

i’m starting to forget what it’s like to support teams that win.

Give over! Real Madrid won the decima this year! You make it sound as if it’s been through the wilderness and torn by crisis like Liverpool ! Real Madrid is just on a stumble right now, but they’ll sort…

Shame, Benzema did well for his team during the World Cup. Oh well, I hardly care, I’m Barça all the freaking way.

Some people play better for country than club, tbh. But Benzema hasn’t been clicking with Real for a while. I’m impressed with Atlético Madrid and Simeone, because they always have to be selling or returning their players . For instance, Atlético Madrid had Thibaut Courtois on loan from Chelsea for three years, and his appearance at the World Cup made Mourinho remember that he belonged to Chelsea, so he called him back into the fold. So they found Miguel Angel Moya for €3 million, who’s been doing ace work in posts. Simeone is creative, because he has to make do with what he has. Instead of the song and pony show of stahs! that Real does every year.

Miguel Angel Moya is a babe. I thought he did great in that last game I watched with them.

I don’t know what to say about Benzema, they’re probably all still telling from losing Xabi. I dunno.

jazzypom

jazzypom:

theswordskissed:

i’m starting to forget what it’s like to support teams that win.

Give over! Real Madrid won the decima this year! You make it sound as if it’s been through the wilderness and torn by crisis like Liverpool ! Real Madrid is just on a stumble right now, but they’ll sort…

Shame, Benzema did well for his team during the World Cup. Oh well, I hardly care, I’m Barça all the freaking way.

jazzypom

jazzypom:

"Ovation at Camp Nou? One of the nicest things in football. Barça players, coaches and fans showed they have class."

sweetindielove, have you met my new coach/manager bae? 

Oh, I have. Last I saw of him, he got kicked out the game, no? Maybe I’m wrong. He caused a stink though. You and your coaches, Jazz, I ain’t mad at you. His all-black look, I feel like it’s intentional. He’s the dark prince. His team is the dark horse.