News Coverage during the 150
AnniversaryCelebration of the Robert Smalls Escape
Friday book signing kicks off Robert Smallsweekend
Posted: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 5:56 p.m.
Two National Park Service historians who wrote a history of Robert Smalls will signcopies of the book on Friday.
Lu Ann Jones and Robert K. Sutton will sign copies of “The Life
and Legacy of Robert
Smalls of South Carolina’s Sea Islands” at 2:15 p.m. on Friday at Liberty Square, 340
Concord St.Smalls led a daring slave escape from Charleston during the Civil War and went on tobecome a South Carolina congressman. This weekend marks the 150th anniversary of
Smalls’ commandeering a Confederate boat and saili
ng to freedom. The National ParkService will host events Saturday and Sunday.