Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., is hoping to rectify any wrong impressions that viewers of the movie Lincoln may have made about Connecticut’s history when it comes to slavery. The award-winning movie includes a scene in which two Connecticut congressmen vote against the 13th amendment to abolish slavery. But Courtney says that in 1865 all four of his state’s congressman backed the amendment. “In a letter to Spielberg, [Courtney] includes a tally of the 1865 vote by the state’s congressional delegation and a passionate defense of the state’s role in emancipating millions of blacks,” The Huffington Post writes. He’s asked that the movie be corrected before its release on DVD.
‘Lincoln’ Wrong About Connecticut’s Record on Abolition (Huffington Post)
February 8, 2013 By Leave a Comment