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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:58 AM

Mississippi Officially Ratifies the 13th Amendment, Outlaws Slavery

The Clarion Ledger today notes that Mississippi has finally made history by correcting a 148-year "oversight." Slavery is finally officially illegal in Mississippi because our state has finally ratified the 13th Amendment, which outlawed slavery. Pull out the champagne bottles and celebrate like its 1865, folks!

An associate professor at the University of Mississippi, Dr. Ranjan Batra, got the ball rolling after viewing the Steven Spielberg film Lincoln. Upon discovering that Mississippi had yet to officially ratify the amendment, Batra looked further into it. Batra discovered that Mississippi had in fact voted to ratify the amendment in a more timely fashion only 130 years late in 1995 but because of an "oversight" in which the state never officially notified the US Archivist, it wasn't official.

That glaring "oversight" has been corrected.

http://www.deepsouthprogressive.com/2013/02/mississippi-officially-ratifies-13th.html

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ashtonelijah Feb 2013 OP
CTyankee Feb 2013 #1
OffWithTheirHeads Feb 2013 #2
Initech Feb 2013 #3
Enrique Feb 2013 #4
DFW Feb 2013 #5
rurallib Feb 2013 #6

Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:02 PM

1. Was this the state that a few years ago voted AGAINST the women's suffrage amendment

as some sort of sick joke?

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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:15 PM

2. Who needs slaves when you can pay people minimum wage

And make em feed and cloth themselves.

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:20 PM

3. And saddle them with credit card debt they'll never be able to pay back.

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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:23 PM

4. they move at a slower pace down there

it's because it's so hot.

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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:27 PM

5. What amazing speed. Only 148 years to ratify?

I suppose at some point they'll also acknowledge the Civil Rights Act--but THAT is against the law of probability, and I don't think they've ratified that one, either.

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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:54 PM

6. I have a daughter living there

counting the days until she and hubby can move.

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