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20211 Charles Sumner CDV of the U.S.
Senator and leader of the antislavery forces
in Massachusetts who sought to free all
slaves. In 1856, a South Carolina
Congressman, Democrat Preston Brooks,
nearly killed Sumner on the Senate floor
two days after Sumner delivered an
intensely anti-slavery speech called "The
Crime Against Kansas". In the speech,
Sumner characterized the attacker's
cousin, South Carolina Senator Andrew
Butler, a Democrat, as a pimp for slavery.
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