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Robert Smalls, recognized for his bravery and skill, became one of the first African American pilots in the United States Navy.

Robert Smalls was born into slavery in Beaufort, South Carolina. At age twelve, Smalls was sent to Charleston to find work. Sending slaves to the city to “hire themselves out” was common in the nineteenth century. Enslaved people were required to send any money they made home to their enslavers.…