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Robert Smalls commandeered a Confederate ship to escape from slavery in South Carolina.
Fifty years ago, James Meredith integrated the University of Mississippi.
Massachusetts nearly secedes during the War of 1812.
A steel town in New Jersey made the Golden Gate Bridge possible.
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