Mississippi Finally Bans Slavery – Officially

Is this state trying to keep its old reputation?

Is this state trying to keep its old reputation?

Wow, Mississippi, welcome to the 2013!

A middle-aged recent immigrant from India recently set into motion a series of events that eventually led to Mississippi finally ratifying the Constitutional amendment banning slavery. The rousing finale of the movie Lincoln served as inspiration. It sounds like a joke, but it’s true. And even though it’s been nearly 150 years since that fateful day in the Capitol in 1864, Mississippi’s becoming the final state to officially ratify the Thirteenth Amendment serves as the final punctuation mark on a dark chapter in American history.

According to this story, this whole non-ratification thing was a mistake. I hope so. But I have to tell you, something tells me back in the day somebody knew what they were doing and purposely objected to the amendment by uh, not filing the proper paperwork. And since then everyone assumed it was done.

Whatever happened, once again, Mississippi doesn’t come out looking too good on the matter of slavery. Wow. Somebody better check some other key laws in that state.

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