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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:30 PM

THIS JUST IN – Mississippi Has FINALLY Abolished Slavery

Some say it takes a village. For others, a cultural revolution. And still some require the outside spark of something moving and dramatic; perhaps a movie. Yes, a movie. Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” to be exact. That’s what it took for the great southern state of Mississippi to finally, officially, and very belatedly ratify the Constitutional Amendment to abolish slavery… only 150 or so years after Congress voted for the 13th Amendment in 1864.

Given the Confederate bona fides of Mississippi, one might not be surprised by this stunning fact, but other southern states, who also proudly flew the Confederate flag before, during and even after the Civil War, all ratified the amendment and, most, a great many years ago (though not as long ago as you’d think!).

Mississippi? Mississippi just got it done on February 7, 2013....

More at link: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/02/18/this-just-in-mississippi-has-finally-abolished-slavery/

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Fearless Feb 2013 OP
russspeakeasy Feb 2013 #1
Zoeisright Feb 2013 #2
1983law Feb 2013 #3
Brigid Feb 2013 #4
Kalidurga Feb 2013 #5

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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:33 PM

1. Only on paper.

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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:39 PM

2. God, that state is backwards.

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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:44 PM

3. About time.

 

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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:46 PM

4. We are talking about Mississippi, after all.

Not that Indiana is much better.

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Response to Fearless (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:47 PM

5. Now all that needs to be done is to abolish slave labor in the rest of the world.

It seems to be the elephant in the room.

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