Charles Sumner
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Charles Sumner was a Statesman during the Civil Rights era. He was dedicated to getting rid of segregation. Charles Sumner graduated from Harvard Law and later became a senator. As a senator he opposed slavery and supported Lincoln during the Civil War, but thought his reconstruction plan did not protect civil rights. One of his famous speeches was the "Crime Against Kansas". This speech was about letting Kansas be a slave state. At one time Charles Sumner noted that black schools were inferior to white schools. This made him want to remove the word white from naturalization laws. Later on, he collaborated with Benjamin F. Butler to construct the famous Civil Rights Act of 1875.



Charles Sumner
Charles Sumner


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"The age of chivalry has gone; the age of humanity has come."
"Nothing from man's hands, nor law, nor constitution, can be final. Truth alone is final."
"I have never known a man who was sensual in his youth, who was high-minded when old."

Jacob French

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