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.
- 1875 circa 5 years
- Original Format:
- Carte de Visite
- Mathew Brady
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