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It's Good To See History Making Headlines

It's Good To See History Making Headlines

You wouldn't ordinarily think there's a connection between the abolition of slavery and the beginnings of powered aviation, but news stories over the past year suggest a parallel. The link has nothing to do with actual occurrences and everything to do with the way we look at the past. These events that took place in the mid-19th and early 20th centuries, respectively, are still making headlines because we want the truth about them. Although Connecticut's record of opposition to slavery is hardly spotless, its representatives in Congress voted for the 13th Amendment to the Constitution banning involuntary servitude. Remembrance of the vote slept quietly until Steven...