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Bob Sofaly photo Rev. Kenneth Hodges, paster of Tabernacle Baptist Church on Craven Street, positions the flowers at the Memorial of S.C. statesman Robert Smalls after being blown over by wind Monday morning at the church. Rev. Hodges said the flowers are placed at Smalls’ monument each year on the anniversary of his death. Smalls, an escaped slave and Civil War hero, was elected to U.S. Congress as a Republican in 1867. He died Feb. 23, 1915, and is buried on church grounds. He was 75.

Rev. Kenneth Hodges, pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church on Craven Street, re-positions the flowers at the Memorial of S.C. statesman Robert Smalls on Monday morning, Feb. 23, after they were blown over by wind. Rev. Hodges said the flowers are placed at Smalls’ monument each year on the anniversary of his death. Smalls, an escaped slave and Civil War hero, was elected to U.S. Congress as a Republican in 1867. He died Feb. 23, 1915 at the age of 75 and is buried on church grounds. Photo by Bob Sofaly. To submit a Lowcountry Life photo, you must be the photographer or have permission to submit the photo to be published in The Island News. Please submit high-resolution photos and include a description and/or names of the people in the picture and the name of the photographer. Email your photos to theislandnews@gmail.com

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