History of Robert Smalls

History of  Robert Smalls Middle

Robert Small
s Middle School is named for an ex-slave who became a Congressman representing Beaufort, South Carolina. During his entire political career, Robert Smalls fought for equal, comprehensive and compulsive education for African American children. To commemorate his dedication to the educationof Beaufort County Children, Robert Smalls School was inbuilt in 1925, ten years after his death. In addition to being an advocate for the education of Beaufort County children, Mr. Smalls was also a Major General in the militia - hence the mascot for the school is "The Generals".