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1811, Jan 61874, Mar 11
an American politician and United States Senator from Massachusetts. As an academic lawyer and a powerful orator, Sumner was the leader of the anti-slavery forces in Massachusetts and a leader of the Radical Republicans in the U.S. Senate during the American Civil War working to destroy the Confederacy, free all the slaves, and keep on good terms with Europe. During Reconstruction, he fought to minimize the power of the ex-Confederates and guarantee equal rights to the freedmen. Sumner changed his political party several times as anti-slavery coalitions rose and fell in the 1830s and 1840s before coalescing in the 1850s as the Republican Party.
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05/19/1856-Senator Charles Sumner, Massachusetts, speaks out against slavery
05/22/1856-Violence in Senate, South Carolina Representative Preston Brooks takes a cane to Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner
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