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Brooksville's Infamy (Community Story Part 6)

In 1851, he decided to run for Senate believing getting involved in politics was the most immediate way to enact real social change. Despite strong efforts to stop him, he delivered his first major controversial speech in 1856 speaking out against slavery earning hm numerous enemies in the Senate. 101 more words

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Turning Point (Community Story Part 5)

It was standing at the lecture that Charles’ entire worldview was permanently changed. He understood that the American cultural belief that blacks are inferior to whites was a learned view and could be changed. 36 more words

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In His Own Words (Community Story Part 4)

He described the moment in his journal:

They were standing in the midst of a knot of young men and their color seemed to be no objection to them.

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Revelation (Community Story Part 3)

It was at one of his larger lectures that he noticed there were a few black people in the audience. As an American visiting Europe in the late 1830s, 30 years before the beginning of the Civil War, this would have been an unfeasible image.  24 more words

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Time in Europe (Community Story Part 2)

At the age of 26, Charles traveled to Europe were he stayed for three years. Charles’s time in Europe would come to mark a major turning point in his life. 59 more words

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Early Life (Community Part 1)

Charles Sumner, born in 1811, was an American politician and senator from Massachusetts, serving in office from 1851 – 1874, directly in between the American Civil War.  102 more words

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"Race relations" as managed by the Left


Then the New Left came along, allegedly the friends of the downtrodden. Those who had benefited from prestigious educations went on to fight for the commanding heights of academe and journalism, which they now occupy, having been tolerated by weak-kneed liberals (conservatives having been banished from the respectable humanities owing to their “McCarthyism”). 768 more words

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