History of Robert Smalls

Robert Smalls

A Brief History of Robert Smalls



Robert Small
s International Academy 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 education of Beaufort County children, Robert Smalls School was built 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".

 

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