This man literally STOLE a Confederate ship during the Civil War (in 1862), freeing himself, his family, and crew in the process.
There should be a movie about him, asap…
If you want further insight, check our book recommendations:
- Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls’ Escape from Slavery to Union Hero
- The Wheelman: How the Slave Robert Smalls Stole a Warship and Became King