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Trouble the Water

Online exhibit covering the life time of Robert Henry Smalls, Trouble, born into slavery and became a hero

Rebecca Dwight Bruff, Author

About the author
Rebecca Dwight Bruff earned her bachelor’s degree in education (Texas A&M) and master and doctorate degrees in theology (Southern Methodist University). In 2017, she was a scholarship recipient for the prestigious Key West Literary Seminar. She volunteers at the Pat Conroy Literary Center in Beaufort. She’s published non-fiction, plays a little tennis, travels when she can, and loves life in the lowcountry with her husband and an exuberant golden retriever. Learn more at

Trouble the Water book cover