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February 6th, 2013

Courtney Chides Spielberg Over Slavery Slander

by Christopher O'Brien

By Mark Pazniokas | CT Mirror

Like many Connecticut moviegoers, at least those who are politically minded, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, was surprised to see two members of the state’s House delegation depicted as voting to uphold slavery in Steven Spielberg’s well-received movie, “Lincoln.”

“I could not believe my own eyes and ears,” Courtney wrote in a letter to Spielberg. “How could Congressmen from Connecticut — a state that supported President Lincoln and lost thousands of her sons fighting against slavery on the Union side of the Civil War-have been on the wrong side of history?”

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