Mississippi Finally Ratifies Slavery Ban

[newser / 18.02.2013] Mississippi has officially ratified the 13th Amendment to the Constitution—a mere 148 years after the amendment outlawing slavery cleared Congress and was sent to state legislatures for approval. Mississippi's legislature voted to ratify the amendment in 1995, but it never became official because the state never notified the United States Archivist, Clarion-Ledger reports.
The oversight was cleared up after a doctor saw the movie Lincoln and did some research into when different states had ratified the slavery ban.

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