Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:30 AM
Fearless (18,327 posts)
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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