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  Mississippi Ratifies 13th Amendment
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Last EditedChronicler  Feb 18, 2013 11:03am
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AuthorAdam Clark Estes
MediaWebsite - Yahoo News
News DateMonday, February 18, 2013 05:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionA middle-aged recent immigrant from India recently set into motion a series of events that eventually led to Mississippi finally ratifying the Constitutional amendment banning slavery. The rousing finale of the movie Lincoln served as inspiration. It sounds like a joke, but it's true. And even though it's been nearly 150 years since that fateful day in the Capitol in 1864, Mississippi's becoming the final state to officially ratify the Thirteenth Amendment serves as the final punctuation mark on a dark chapter in American history...
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