Mississippi finally ratifies 13th Amendment, banning slavery

Oklahoman Published: February 19, 2013

Mississippi is a little late to the party. About 148 years late to be exact.

Last month, the state finally got around to officially ratifying the 13 Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery.

A resident found the state’s historical oversight after watching the movie “Lincoln.”

The man learned that the amendment was ratified after three-fourths of the states backed it in 1865. Four remaining states all eventually ratified the amendment except for Mississippi, according to CBSNews.com.

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