10% of the proceeds from each Malcolm X Sauce Strap will be donated to Hogan's Alley Society.
The Robert Smalls Sauce Strap uses only 6 deep black glass beads and is paired with gun metal silver hardware. The chain used is a heavy, and visually appealing chain. the medium sized links make it a strong choice. They will easily go with everything in your closet so they are the perfect addition to your accessory collection. All Sauce Straps are now equipped with clasps to unhook from the rubber loops. This allows you to easily change straps, take your straps off without having to remove the loops, or to replace loops if they break. One extra loop is included with each purchase.
Robert Smalls freed himself, his crew, and their families during the American Civil Warby commandeering a Confederate transport ship and sailing it from Confederate-controlled waters of the harbor to the U.S. blockade that surrounded it. He then piloted the ship to the Union-controlled enclave in Beaufort-Port Royal-Hilton Head area, where it became a Union warship. After the American Civil War he returned to Beaufort and became a politician, winning election as a Republican to the South Carolina State legislature. Smalls authored state legislation providing for South Carolina to have the first free and compulsory public school system in the United States. He founded the Republican Party of South Carolina. Smalls was the last Republican to represent South Carolina's 5th congressional district until 2010.
The Hogan’s Alley Society (HAS) a non-profit organization composed of civil rights activists, business professionals, community organizations, artists, writers and academics committed to daylighting the presence of Black history in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia. HAS adopts research driven approach to community development that seeks to preserve and promote the historical, cultural, societal and economic contributions made by Black Settlers and their descendants to Vancouver, Greater Vancouver, the Province of British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest and Canada. With this history in the archives, HAS is in process of developing partnerships with local government and business interests to acquire and develop land and operate assets as a community land trust.