Robert Smalls Haiku

See his smiling face! Of course he's happy enslaved! ... Shit, he stole our boat. History is so full of badass escapes from slavery that it's hard to pick the most badass, but Robert Smalls' escape has to be in the running. Why? Let Lonely Island give you a hint. Smalls was born in South … Continue reading Robert Smalls Haiku

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Mary Richards Bowser Haiku

Mary Richards Bowser was a badass slave-turned-spy who was born sometime after 1839 in the Van Lew household in Richmond, Virginia. After the patriarch, John, died, two of his children, Elizabeth and John Jr., set about freeing the family slaves, including Mary. Then they went around buying other slaves and freeing them. Mary began her … Continue reading Mary Richards Bowser Haiku