Be Free or Die: Book Luncheon
June 23, 2017
High Cotton, 199 East Bay St, Charleston 29401

Author Cate Lineberry, in conversation with Michael Boulware Moore, will discuss her latest book Be Free or Die. The book is a compelling narrative that illuminates Robert Smalls’ amazing journey from slave to Union hero and ultimately United States Congressman.

Moore is the great, great grandson of Robert Smalls and CEO of the International African American Museum. 

“A stunning tale of a little-known figure in history. Robert Smalls’ astounding heroism during the Civil War helped convince Lincoln and the country that African Americans were extraordinarily capable of fighting for their freedom,” wrote Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Professor in American History at Harvard University and Executive Producer of Finding Your Roots.