Blanche Kelso Bruce (1841-1898)

Blanche Kelso Bruce was an African-American senator from Mississippi during the Reconstruction era. Bruce opposed America's Chinese exclusion policy and spoke for civil rights and against election fraud. He was a slave at the beginning of the Civil War who left his master and then attended Oberlin College. He was later the registrar of the U.S. Treasury.

Date:
1875 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES15723
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
1113px
Width:
646px
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