After seeing the controversail hit movie Lincoln, a university professor decided to do some digging into Mississippi's record on the abolition of slavery and the ratification of the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery. The University of Mississippi neurobiology professor discovered in his research that while the state did not ratify the 13th Amendment in 1865, it also failed to ratify it in 1995 when the issue was revisited. The legislature approved the ratification of the 13th Amendment in 1995, but through clerical error had failed to complete the process.
After contacting offices on Washington D.C. to clear up the error, the 13th Amendment beacme law in Mississippi in Feb. 7, 2013.
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