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Thanks to the Movie LINCOLN


Thanks to 'Lincoln,' Mississippi Has Finally Definitely Ratified the Thirteenth Amendment
By Adam Clark Estes

"A 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.

The circumstances for Dr. Ranjan Batra almost inadvertently inserting himself into Mississippi state history are accidental at best. After seeing Lincoln in theaters last November, he went home and did a little bit of Internet research only to discover the Mississippi never got around to actually ratifying the amendement. The state did vote to ratify the amendment back in 1995, nearly 20 years after Kentucky, the second-to-last state to ratify the amendment, held its vote. However, through an apparent clerical error, Mississippi never officially notified the United States Archivist of the ratification, meaning that they've officially been on the side of slavery for a century-and-a-half. (That sounds kind of sensational when you put it like that, but heck, you'd think the state would double check on an issue as big as this.) Batra and his friend Ken Sullivan reported the mistake up the chain of command, and this month, Mississippi finally sent in the paperwork to complete its belated ratification of the Thirteen Amendment."


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A clerical error, eh?

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A clerical error, eh?

You mean like when they accidentally raised the Confederate flag over the Mississippi Supreme Court building last week?
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Yeah, I don't think I'll be visiting that state anytime soon.

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Took a Greyhound bus ride from New Orleans to Ft. Lauderdale once, with a lunch stop somewhere in Mississippi.  Friendly people there.  I am sure they tolerate slavery as little as any other state this day and age, but still good to know they have officially ratified the amendment.

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Unfortunately slavery still exists in every state in this day and age

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Took a Greyhound bus ride from New Orleans to Ft. Lauderdale once, with a lunch stop somewhere in Mississippi.  Friendly people there.  I am sure they tolerate slavery as little as any other state this day and age, but still good to know they have officially ratified the amendment.

The ratification of the 13th amendment 135 years after slavery was outlawed is, by and large, symbolic, but it is very historically important.  The fact that there was a 'clerical error' which essentially filibustered the the official ratification in 1995, is also fairly symbolic and not in a flattering way.

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Unfortunately slavery still exists in every state in this day and age

Agree.  That's why I wrote Mississippi tolerates slavery "as little as any other state".   Versus 'no' slavery.


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Took a Greyhound bus ride from New Orleans to Ft. Lauderdale once, with a lunch stop somewhere in Mississippi.  Friendly people there.  I am sure they tolerate slavery as little as any other state this day and age, but still good to know they have officially ratified the amendment.

The ratification of the 13th amendment 135 years after slavery was outlawed is, by and large, symbolic, but it is very historically important.  The fact that there was a 'clerical error' which essentially filibustered the the official ratification in 1995, is also fairly symbolic and not in a flattering way.

Actually, 148 years.  But I question whether the 1995 'clerical error' delay is anything "pro slavery" at all -- or  simply an "anti federal" stance taken?  So, in terms of ridding or preserving slavery per se, it's not much of a symbolism either way.

To me, the question that matters is whether informal slavery is more pervasive in Mississippi than other states?  I haven't read anything to indicate so.  Heck, in my own 'progressive' California -- we likely still have migrant garment workers and strawberry pickers toiling in quite suboptimal conditions...


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