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Jackie Robinson Buys A Home in Connecticut

Integrating Major League baseball was just one of the challenges facing Jackie Robinson, the Brooklyn Dodgers’ great second baseman. Buying a house in Connecticut’s white suburbs was another. Jackie Robinson was more than a Hall of Fame baseball player. He ...

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Huckleberry Finn gets sabotaged

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was so controversial its publication was delayed for several months because of an act of sabotage.  Samuel Clemens, known of course as Mark Twain, used the character of Huck to satirize attitudes about race and ...

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Amelia Earhart, Reluctant Bride

Amelia Earhart handed an extraordinary letter to the man she was about to marry just hours before their wedding in Noank, Conn. “You must know again my reluctance to marry,” she told publisher George Putnam. “I must extract a cruel promise, ...

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